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Author Ringbom, Håkan.

Title Cross-linguistic similarity in foreign language learning / Håkan Ringbom
Published Clevedon [England] ; Buffalo : Multilingual Matters, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 144 pages)
Series Second language acquisition ; 21
Second language acquisition (Clevedon, England) ; 21
Contents Acknowledgements; Chapter 1 Introduction; Chapter 2 Different Types of Cross-linguistic Similarities; Chapter 3 Learner Expectations, On-line Comprehension and Receptive Learning; Chapter 4 Cross-linguistic Similarities in Comprehension and Production: The Mental Lexicon; Chapter 5 Transfer: The Use of Cross-linguistic Similarities. The Finnish Scene; Chapter 6 Tests of English Comparing Finnish and Swedish Speakers in Finland; Chapter 7 Levels of Transfer: Items and Procedures (Systems); Chapter 8 Item Transfer in Production: Areas of Language
Summary Explores the importance of cross-linguistic similarity in foreign language learning. Similarities can be perceived in the form of simplified one-to-one relationships or merely assumed. This book outlines the different roles of L1 transfer on comprehension and on production, and on close and distant target languages
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-140) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Language and languages -- Study and teaching.
Similarity (Language learning)
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2006022410
ISBN 1853599344 (paperback; alk. paper)
1853599352 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
1853599360 (electronic bk.)
9781853599347 (paperback; alk. paper)
9781853599354 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
9781853599361 (electronic bk.)