L2 Acquisition of THE: Error Type, Error Cause and Negative L1 Transfer
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- second language acquisition, English articles, L1 transfer
This paper studies the types and causes of Chinese EFL learners’ misuse of English definite articles. In this study, 145 undergraduate and graduate English learners and 30 high school students were surveyed online and offline respectively. The questionnaire included judging whether a given sentence is true or false. The results show that many respondents tend to mix and omit definite articles, and adjectives and semantic features have a greater impact on their use errors. It is suggested that the explicit knowledge of English articles should be enhanced, and the use of English articles should be strengthened through formal and systematic teaching.
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TY - CONF AU - Junling Ou AU - Ming Zhang AU - Siqi Zou AU - Hu Kevin Zhi Wei PY - 2021 DA - 2021/10/12 TI - L2 Acquisition of THE: Error Type, Error Cause and Negative L1 Transfer BT - Proceedings of the 2021 6th International Conference on Modern Management and Education Technology（MMET 2021） PB - Atlantis Press SP - 157 EP - 164 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211011.029 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.211011.029 ID - Ou2021 ER -