Negative Transfer of Mother Language in English Compositions by Jiujiang University Students
Foreign Language Department, Jiujiang University, 332005 Jiujiang Jiangxi, China
Apart from the basic target language knowledge, the mode of thinking of mother tongue is the main factor to interfere students’ improvements in English writing, which has been a hot topic in linguistics and second language acquisition for a long time. Based on Contrastive Analysis, Error Analysis and Interlanguage Theory, the author becomes interested in negative transfer in English writing by consulting the related domestic and foreign theories and experiment research. The data used in this paper come from sixty three-year college students in their second year from Jiujiang University, majoring in English Education. The data were collected by writing tests. Based on analysis of the data, the following findings are obtained.
Key words: English writing / negative transfer of mother tongue / composition errors
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