LINGUIST List 14.128
Wed Jan 15 2003
Qs: EFL: Typical 'mistakes' made by Estonians
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- John Hammink, Typical 'mistakes' made by Estonians
Message 1: Typical 'mistakes' made by Estonians
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2003 12:44:09 +0000
From: John Hammink <John.HamminkF-Secure.com>
Subject: Typical 'mistakes' made by Estonians
I've been asked to design and deliver a short course in ''Writing with
Precision'' in English for an audience of Estonian native speakers.
Many of them have asked me about what are some of the typical
''mistakes'' made by Estonian speakers when writing/speaking in
Better yet, as many non-native English writers often ''borrow''
syntactic devices from their own languages (to the adopted language),
what might some of these be?
I'll post a summary when I hear your responses.
Subject-Language: Estonian,English; Code: ENG
Language-Family: Uralic; Code: UR
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