Effects of the Second Language on the First

Overview

This book looks at changes in the first language of people who know a second language, thus seeing L2 users as people in their own right differing from the monolingual in both first and second languages. It presents theories and research that investigate the first language of second language users from a variety of perspectives including vocabulary, pragmatics, cognition, and syntax and using a variety of linguistic and psychological models.
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Overview

This book looks at changes in the first language of people who know a second language, thus seeing L2 users as people in their own right differing from the monolingual in both first and second languages. It presents theories and research that investigate the first language of second language users from a variety of perspectives including vocabulary, pragmatics, cognition, and syntax and using a variety of linguistic and psychological models.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853596339
  • Publisher: Multilingual Matters Ltd.
  • Publication date: 3/14/2003
  • Series: Second Language Acquisition Series , #3
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Vivian Cook has taught at Ealing Technical College and North-East London Polytechnic; he now works at the University of Essex After writing EFL course-books, he concentrated on linguistics and language learning in books such as Chomsky's Universal Grammar and Second Lang┬Čuage Learning and Language Teaching. His current interests are partly developing the concept of multi-compet┬Čence through books such as Portraits of the L2 User and applying it to the design of language teaching materials, partly exploring the English writing system through books and articles. He was founding President of the European Second Language Association (EUROSLA).
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Contributions
1 Introduction: The Changing L1 in the L2 User's Mind 1
2 The Influence of L2 on L1 Collocational Knowledge and on L1 Lexical Diversity in Free Written Expression 19
3 'I Feel Clumsy Speaking Russian': L2 Influence on L1 in Narratives of Russian L2 Users of English 32
4 The Intercultural Style Hypothesis: L1 and L2 Interaction in Requesting Behaviour 62
5 Probing the Effects of the L2 on the L1: A Case Study 81
6 English from a Distance: Code-mixing and Blending in the L1 Output of Long-Term Resident Overseas EFL Teachers 103
7 Productivity and Lexical Diversity in Native and Non-Native Speech: A Study of Cross-cultural Effects 120
8 L2 Influence on L1 Linguistic Representations 142
9 Cross-linguistic Influence of L2 English on Middle Constructions in L1 French 168
10 Effects of the L2 on the Syntactic Processing of the L1 193
11 Economy of Interpretation: Patterns of Pronoun Selection in Transitional Bilinguals 214
12 A Dynamic Approach to Language Attrition in Multilingual Systems 234
13 How to Demonstrate the Conceptual Effect of L2 on L1? Methods and Techniques 247
Index 266
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