LINGUIST List 10.143

Fri Jan 29 1999

Books: Semantics/ Bilingualism

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Message 1: Conceptual Transfer in the Interlingual Lexicon, Jarvis

Date: Wed, 27 Jan 1999 09:20:16 -0500 (EST)
From: Linguistics Club Publications <iulcindiana.edu>
Subject: Conceptual Transfer in the Interlingual Lexicon, Jarvis


Conceptual Transfer in the Interlingual Lexicon
Scott Jarvis, Ohio University

In this work, Jarvis investigates the semantic and conceptual aspects of
first language influence on referential word choice in a second language.
Based in the mildly relativist, cognitive linguistic theory of
Experientialism, the hypotheses guiding the study address three types of
evidence needed to evaluate the importance of first language influence:
intragroup homogeneity, intergroup heterogeneity, and congruity in
learners' first-language and interlanguage performance. Tested through a
comparison of the referential word choices of Finnish-speaking and
Swedish-speaking learners of English, the results are interpreted as
indicating that first language influence is pervasive in interlanguage
lexical performance, though several factors combine to determine just how
conspicuous it will be. 

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