Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Social Science (ISSS 2016)

An Investigation of One Aspect of a Learner’s Second Language Development: The Use of the Past Tense in Learner’s Production

Authors
Yongheng Wang, Yanping Hu
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Yongheng Wang
Available Online May 2016.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/isss-16.2016.64How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Investigation; language development; SLA; error analysis; past tense; implications
Abstract

This paper aims to explore how a Chinese girl majoring in Bio-informatics in Leeds University, performed in the target language, English. By means of analyzing the language she was called on to produce both learners and teachers will benefit from this investigation in their future language learning and language teaching. The writer interviewed her subject and recorded their talks and then did the transcription. After transcribing Task 1 and Task 2 of their talks, the writer would analyze them to see the difference of her performance in these two talks as she was using the target language. The main focus of the analysis was on a single subsystem of grammar: the error analysis in her use of the past tense form in Task 1 and Task 2.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Social Science (ISSS 2016)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
May 2016
ISBN
10.2991/isss-16.2016.64
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/isss-16.2016.64How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2016, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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