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ERIC Number: EJ1082599
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1916-4742
Implication of IL Fossilization in Second Language Acquisition
Wei, Xueping
English Language Teaching, v1 n1 p127-131 Jun 2008
Since the phenomenon of fossilization in interlanguage is proposed by Selinker in 1972, it has drawn much attention and commonly acknowledged at home and abroad. This paper introduces the definition, classification, presentation, and causal factors of fossilization in an attempt to help Chinese students better understand the phenomenon and avoid its influence by the proposal of some suggestions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China