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Pros and cons of second language influence

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Pros and cons of second language influence

Unread postby KARLDEHM » Thu May 11, 2006 6:33 pm

Could anyone help me in finding information for a project I have to do on the above subject.

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Unread postby Dixie » Sun May 14, 2006 8:05 pm

If both languages are similar (e.g. from Germanic or Romance origins), L2 can be a lot easier for the students to assimilate. Anyway that was just an example. I think that the mother tongue inference is not always good, it can lead to many errors which should be corrected at once.

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