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Cross-Linguistic Influences in the Second Language Lexicon.


Cross-linguistic influences in the second language lexicon.

Ed. by Janusz Arabski.

Multilingual Matters Ltd.


272 pages



Second language acquisition; 17


Nineteen European and American academics contribute 19 papers analyzing the phenomenon of language transfer resulting from language contact in bilingual and multilingual language acquisition and learning contexts, particularly the lexical level of language transfer. Coverage includes a review of the theoretical debate surrounding the definition of language transfer and contact, corpus based studies of language contact, interference in translation tasks, acquisition of lexis, code mixing, the role of instructional input, and lexical transfer in fixed expressions, including second-language idioms, phrasal verbs, fixed phrases, collocations, and figurative expressions. No subject index. For psycholinguists and language teachers. Distributed in the U.S. by UTP Distribution.

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