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ERIC Number: EJ841046
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1479-0718
Same Source, Different Outcomes: A Study of Swedish Influence on the Acquisition of English in Finland
Odlin, Terence; Jarvis, Scott
International Journal of Multilingualism, v1 n2 p123-140 2004
With a Finnish-speaking majority and a Swedish-speaking minority, Finland offers a striking contrast in the kinds of cross-linguistic influence that can occur in the acquisition of English in a multilingual setting. While much previous research has looked at the differences between Finnish and Swedish influences, our study compares Swedish influence on the use of English by native speakers of Swedish and by native speakers of Finnish, both positive and negative transfer being evident in the performances. The findings indicate that although both groups show influence from Swedish, the patterns of transfer are by no means identical. (Contains 11 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland