Review of the Influence of L1 in L2 Acquisition

Zhanming WANG

Abstract


L1 has a significant influence on second language study. However, how L1 influence L2 is very complicated and abstract. But to study the mechanism of how L1 influence L2 is significant because L2 acquisition is making contribution on many fields like education and psychology. L1 is one of the central elements influencing SLA. In this course paper, we are going to overview what linguists have done about L1 and L2 and what approaches and theories they have made.


Keywords


L1 transfer; Second language acquisition; Universal grammar

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