The role of native language

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Unformatted text preview: The role of native language The role of native language ► Transfer is a creative process and is not something that is bad. ► Similarities function as pegs on which the learner can hang new information by making use of already existing knowledge, thereby facilitating learning (transfer as a strategy). ► The learner may hang on to similar structures for a longer period of time. They serve as comfort zones. ► With some languages, learner may doubt similarities as real. The role of native language The role of native language ► Learner may use only those L1 structures that are semantically transparent and similar to L2. ► Learner may avoid transferring syntactically complex L2 structures though they are similar to L1. ► Cognates may assist L2 learners to move faster than the learner­speakers of languages that do not have cognates. The role of native language The role of native language What the natural sequence is may depend on what the learner’s L1 is. • In discourse, some learners of Asian languages hang on to topic­comment style of writing for a longer period of time. • Multilingualism Multilingualism ► Good for cognition and metalinguistic awareness. ► Enhanced learning procedures, especially with regard to lexicon. ► L2 to some extent affect the learning of L3. ...
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