AbstractsLanguage, Literature & Linguistics

Interlanguage or Intralanguage? A study of errors in English essays produced by Swedish pupils

by Martin Pelin

Institution: Högskolan i Halmstad
Year: 0
Keywords: Interlanguage; Intralanguage; transfer; English; English; Engelska; humaniora/teologi; Humanities, Theology
Record ID: 1346177
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People in Sweden are exposed to the English language on a daily basis. This essay aims to study to what extent the mother tongue of Swedish pupils affects their writing in English in a negative way, called negative transfer. The material is based on a collection of English essays written by Swedish students, which has been searched for errors.