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2014

International and Comparative Education

Manner-of-motion verbs.

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The Acquisition Of Manner-Of-Motion Verbs With Directional/Locational Pps By Iranian Efl Learners, Zahra Alimorad Apr 2014

The Acquisition Of Manner-Of-Motion Verbs With Directional/Locational Pps By Iranian Efl Learners, Zahra Alimorad

Zahra Alimorad

This study investigated the influence of first language (L1) argument structure on that of a second language (L2) in a situation where the L1 argument structure differs from its L2 counterpart. Hence, it tended to examine whether Iranian learners of English can recognize the ambiguity of English manner-of-motion verbs with locational/directional PPs. Forty seven Iranian English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners were tested using a proficiency test and a picture-matching task. Results indicated that Iranian EFL learners allow mostly a directional reading because Persian is more restricted than English in this respect. Additionally, Iranian speakers of different proficiency ...