The Negative Transfer Confronted by Chinese English Learners: from the Perspective of Linguistics and Culture
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- Negative Transfer; Second Language Acquisition
In previous studies, much literature has demonstrated from different perspectives that the first language (L1) has certain effects on the second language (L2). Such effects are called negative transfer in second language acquisition (SLA). This study focuses on two types of negative transfer that could deeply affect the learning process: the linguistic negative transfer and the cultural negative transfer. In terms of linguistic perspective, the negative transfer is reflected in phonetics, lexical collocation, and word order. When learning a new language, L2 learners are often considered to be influenced by the speech habits and pronunciation patterns of their L1. The greater the difference between the language conventions of the two languages, the more pronounced the negative transfer will be. From the cultural perspective, the negative transfer of L1 is demonstrated particularly in social phrasing during cross-cultural communication, based on the cultural background of high or low context. When communicating in L2, learners are inclined to be influenced by the cultural etiquette preferred in L1. Based on these findings, learners and teachers are suggested to apply proper strategies to improve the learning process.
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TY - CONF AU - Xinyi Liu AU - Runfei Yan PY - 2022 DA - 2022/12/30 TI - The Negative Transfer Confronted by Chinese English Learners: from the Perspective of Linguistics and Culture BT - Proceedings of the 2022 5th International Conference on Humanities Education and Social Sciences (ICHESS 2022) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 3151 EP - 3159 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/978-2-494069-89-3_363 DO - 10.2991/978-2-494069-89-3_363 ID - Liu2022 ER -