Negative Transfer and Acquisition of Non-agentive Passive Voice

Yuan-ying WANG


This thesis aims to probe into the relationship between negative transfer and the acquisition of non-agentive passive voice. After the introduction of the classification of passive voice, the definition of language transfer, characteristics of negative transfer, , and the detailed analysis of acquisition of non-agentive passive sentences, I arrive at the conclusion that negative transfer plays a major role in learners’ acquisition of non-agentive passive voice, and offer the pedagogical implication. Key words: language transfer; negative transfer; acquisition; non-agentive passive voice

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