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Academic Paper

Title: L1- bzw. L2- (Englisch) Interferenzfehler japanischer DaF-Lerner. Fehleranalyse von "Dornröschen"-Nacherzählungen
Author: Guido Josef Oebel
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Institution: Saga National University
Linguistic Field: Language Acquisition
Subject Language: English
Subject LANGUAGE Family: New English; Germanic; Japanese Family
Abstract: This paper is about positive and negative transfers, i.e. interferences, of Japanese learners of German as a Foreign Language from their L1 (Japanese) and L2 (English). After analyzing "Dornroeschen"-summaries the paper concludes advising fellow teachers of German to emphasize the potential of positive transfers in their classroom.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Venue: Leipzig: Herder-Institut (Langenscheidt)
Publication Info: Deutsch als Fremdsprache – Zeitschrift zur Theorie und Praxis des Deutschunterrichts für Ausländer, 4/2004, pp. 213-220
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