Language Transfer: Cross-Linguistic Influence in Language Learning by Terence Odlin | 9780521378093 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Language Transfer: Cross-Linguistic Influence in Language Learning

Language Transfer: Cross-Linguistic Influence in Language Learning

by Terence Odlin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521378095

ISBN-13: 9780521378093

Pub. Date: 06/28/1989

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The author shows how similarities and differences between languages can influence grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation acquisition. Terence Odlin reconsiders a question that many language teachers and educational researchers have addressed: How much influence can a learner's native language have in making the acquisition of a new language easy or difficult?

Overview

The author shows how similarities and differences between languages can influence grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation acquisition. Terence Odlin reconsiders a question that many language teachers and educational researchers have addressed: How much influence can a learner's native language have in making the acquisition of a new language easy or difficult? Odlin analyzes and interprets research showing many ways in which similarities and differences between languages can influence the acquisition of grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation. In addition, he provides a detailed look at work on other areas important for the study of transfer, including discourse, individual variation, and sociolinguistic factors. Language teachers, applied linguists, and educational researchers will find this volume extremely valuable to their work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521378093
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1989
Series:
Cambridge Applied Linguistics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.51(d)

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