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Influences of Native language on A Language Learning

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作者:卢小香 兰春寿 来源:课程教育研究·学法教法研究 2018年30期
  【Abstract】Native language plays an important role in foreign language learning, especially when the learners are beginners. This report examines (i) the most likely factors that affects A1 language learners’ reliance on their native and (ii) the overt, negative transfer of native language in A1 language learning in phonetic and morphological domains, with specific look into Chinese Mandarin’s influences on A1 English learners. It concludes that the most likely factor affecting A1 language learners’ reliance on their native language is low proficiency and that negative native transfer affects can be found in all areas of linguistics, particularly in the domains of phonology and morphology.
  【Key words】 influence native language A1
  【中圖分类号】H315.9 【文献标识码】A 【文章编号】2095-3089(2018)30-0005-01
  1. Introduction
  In language acquisition one must deal with the role of the first language (Gass, 2001,, p. 92f) as the role of the L1 in L2 learning occupies a central place (Ringbom, 1987, p. 1f). It is a rare occurrence that a beginner language learner does not rely on his or her native language, mostly the first language. Likewise, it is unavoidable to have native transfer during the language acquisition process. This report examines (i) the most likely factors that affects A1 language learners’ reliance on their native and (ii) the overt, negative transfer of native language in A1 language learning in phonetic and morphological domains, with specific look into Chinese Mandarin’s influences on A1 English learners.
  2. Prodedure
  The data is collected through the observation of an A1 English learning class of SWAN, an English training school in Dublin. A follow-up Wechat talk was conducted to collect more information about learners native languages, other background languages, ages, previous English learning experience in China, and duration of stay in Dublin.
  The class, conducted by a native English speaker from Dublin, is about English modal verbs can/could, and the past tense of be. The 7 participants were all from China, which is geographically very distant from Ireland, where the target language is taught. All participants speak Chinese mandarin but with different Chinese dialects as their background languages. And all of them are male. The oldest student of the class is 30 years old, and the youngest ones are 18. The duration of their staying in Dublin ranges from 2 weeks to 6 weeks, 7 weeks, 8 weeks, 12weeks, and 16 weeks respectively. All students had formal instruction in English at school, where English is taught as a foreign language, which means English had never been practiced outside the classroom in 'real life '. This is the first time for all of them to attend an English class in an English-speaking country where English learned in the class could be put to use in real situation.

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