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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Title: Cross-linguistic Influence in Third Language Acquisition
Edited By: Jasone Cenoz
Ulrike Jessner
Britta Hufeisen
Series Title: Bilingual Education and Bilingualism
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Third language acquisition is a common phenomenon, which presents some specific characteristics as compared to second language acquisition. This volume adopts a psycholinguistic approach in the study of cross-linguistic influence in third language acquisition and focuses on the role previously acquired languages and the conditions that determine their influence. CONTENTS:The effect of linguistic distance, L2 status and age on crosslinguistic influence in L3 acquisition, Jasone Cenoz (University of the Basque Country)- roles of L1 and L2 in L3 production and acquisition, Bj rn Hammarberg (Stockholm University)- interlanguage transfer and competing linguistic systems in the multilingual mind, Gessica De Angelis & Larry Selinker (University of London)- lexical transfer in L3 production, H kan Ringbom ( bo Akademi University, Finland)- activation or inhibition? the interaction of L1, L2 and L3 on the language mode continuum, Jean-Marc Dewaele (University of London)- lexical retrieval in a third language, Peter Ecke (University of Arizona)- plurilingual lexical organization, Anne Herwig (University of Dublin)- learners of German as an L3 and their production of German prepositional verbs, Martha Gibson, Britta Hufeisen (The Technical University of Darmstadt) & Gary Libben (University of Alberta)- too close for comfort? sociolinguistic transfer from Japanese into Korean as an L3, Robert F Fouser (Kumamoto Gakuen University, Japan)- "New Uses for Old Language" - crosslinguistic and crossgestural influence in the narratives of non-native speakers, Eric Kellerman (University of Nijmegen, Holland)

Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
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ISBN: 1853595497
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Pages: 199
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