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Education

2007

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

English;Teaching English as a second language/applied linguistics (Computer assisted language learning);Computer assisted language learning;

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The Influence Of The Grammatical Structure Of L1 On Learners' L2 Development And Transfer Patterns In Esl Academic Writing: A Comparative Study (A Case Of Chinese And Czech Speakers), Anna P. Kosterina Jan 2007

The Influence Of The Grammatical Structure Of L1 On Learners' L2 Development And Transfer Patterns In Esl Academic Writing: A Comparative Study (A Case Of Chinese And Czech Speakers), Anna P. Kosterina

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study investigates whether the grammatical structure of learner's first language (L1) plays a role in English as a second language (L2) development and can result in transfer into L2 writing. The study aims to find patterns of language use and error in learners of English as a second language with respect to their native language by studying a corpus of writings produced by such learners. The main focus of the study is on examining the manually annotated part of the section C of the Longman Learners' Corpus (LLC) corpus (http://www.longman-elt.com/dictionaries/corpus/llcotn.html) which ...