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Cross-linguistic Influences in Multilingual Language Acquisition

  • Danuta Gabrys-Barker

Part of the Second Language Learning and Teaching book series (SLLT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Sviatlana Karpava, Kleanthes K. Grohmann, Konstantinos Fokianos
    Pages 41-62

About this book

Introduction

This volume depicts the phenomenon of cross-linguistic influences in the specific context of multilingual language acquisition. It consists of articles on various issues relating to the syntactic and lexical development of foreign language learners from different L1 backgrounds, in many cases involving languages which are typologically distant from English, such as Russian, Croatian, Greek and Portuguese. Individual chapters highlight different areas expected to be especially transfer-prone at the level of grammatical and lexical transfer in particular contexts of language contact.

Keywords

Cross-linguistic Influences Language Processing Language Transfer Multilingualism Third Language Acquisition

Editors and affiliations

  • Danuta Gabrys-Barker
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of EnglishUniversity of SilesiaSosnowiecPoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-29557-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-29556-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-29557-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2193-7648
  • Series Online ISSN 2193-7656
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