Proceedings of the 2018 8th International Conference on Management, Education and Information (MEICI 2018)

A Study on Negative Transfer of Non-English Majors’ Writing Under the Error-Analysis Theory

Authors
Xiaohua Mi, Wanqing Chen, Yan Zhang
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Xiaohua Mi
Available Online December 2018.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/meici-18.2018.244How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Negative transfer; College English writing; Strategy; Avoid
Abstract

In second language acquisition, one’s mother tongue will influence both in a positive and negative way. While Chinese and English belong to different language families and have different cultural background, negative transfer appears in vocabulary, sentence construction, coherence, and culture. In this paper, the author studies negative transfer in college English writing. 150 sophomores from Xidian University are chosen, and interview and writing test are combined to accomplish the study. After statistical analysis of the students’ negative transfer in the writing test, the author explores the appearance of them in college English writing, and proposes feasible strategies to avoid negative transfer.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2018 8th International Conference on Management, Education and Information (MEICI 2018)
Series
Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
December 2018
ISBN
978-94-6252-640-2
ISSN
1951-6851
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/meici-18.2018.244How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2018, 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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