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ERIC Number: EJ431412
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
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ISSN: ISSN-0019-042X
Transfer of Discourse Function: Passives in the Writing of ESL and JSL Learners.
Watabe, Masakazu; And Others
IRAL, v29 n2 p115-34 May 1991
Examination and comparison of the forms and functions of the passive structures used by native and second-language writers of English and Japanese yielded strong empirical proof of definite interplay and transfer of native language form and function to the target language, resulting in awkward, if not completely incorrect, sentences. (27 references) (CB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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