A Study on Negative Transfer of Non-English Majors’ Writing Under the Error-Analysis Theory
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- Negative transfer; College English writing; Strategy; Avoid
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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TY - CONF AU - Xiaohua Mi AU - Wanqing Chen AU - Yan Zhang PY - 2018/12 DA - 2018/12 TI - A Study on Negative Transfer of Non-English Majors’ Writing Under the Error-Analysis Theory BT - Proceedings of the 2018 8th International Conference on Management, Education and Information (MEICI 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 1209 EP - 1212 SN - 1951-6851 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/meici-18.2018.244 DO - 10.2991/meici-18.2018.244 ID - Mi2018/12 ER -