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dc.contributor.advisor Urrutibeheity, Hector N.
dc.creatorBuehler, Susan Duffy
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T00:31:47Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T00:31:47Z
dc.date.issued 1995
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/13932
dc.description.abstract Transfer, or native language interference in the acquisition of a second language, is studied in the developing Spanish interlanguage of English-speaking students enrolled in first-year college Spanish. The study focuses on English language interference in the development of Spanish syntax, lexicon, morphology and orthography. Student compositions are analyzed and transfer errors are identified and categorized by type. The inventory of transfer errors includes all errors found in the student compositions which can be attributed to transfer and explains the interference mechanism involved in the error. Additionally, the frequency of transfer errors is compared horizontally over a four-month period to measure increase or decrease in transfer as the students' language capabilities develop. The study also reviews previous research in transfer, a field which has enjoyed renewed interest among linguists within recent years.
dc.format.extent 79 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectBilingual education
Multicultural education
Linguistics
Education
Literature
Language arts
dc.title Transfer in the interlanguage of native English speakers in first-year college Spanish
dc.type.genre Thesis
dc.type.material Text
thesis.degree.department Hispanic and Classical Studies
thesis.degree.discipline Humanities
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts
dc.identifier.citation Buehler, Susan Duffy. "Transfer in the interlanguage of native English speakers in first-year college Spanish." (1995) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/13932.


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