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dc.contributor.advisorConradie, S.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorLombard, Shonaen_ZA
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of Stellenbosch. Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Dept. of General Linguistics.
dc.date.accessioned2009-03-03T13:00:22Zen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2010-06-01T09:04:49Z
dc.date.available2009-03-03T13:00:22Zen_ZA
dc.date.available2010-06-01T09:04:49Z
dc.date.issued2009-03en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/3043
dc.descriptionThesis (MA (General Linguistics))--University of Stellenbosch, 2009.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractThis thesis reports on an investigation into the possibility of first language (L1) transfer in the initial stages of the second language (L2) acquisition of Xhosa by adolescent beginner learners with, respectively, English and Afrikaans as their L1. Researchers in L2 acquisition are still debating about the possible transfer from learners’ L1s to their interlanguage grammars in the initial stages of L2 acquisition. Some researchers claim that L1 transfer does indeed occur (the Full Transfer hypothesis – see for example Schwartz & Sprouse 1996), while others claim that L1 transfer does not occur (the No Transfer hypothesis – see for example Clahsen & Muysken 1986). Against this background, two tasks were designed to determine whether or not beginner learners’ performance, specifically in terms of verb placement in Xhosa, indicates that L1 transfer occurs in the initial stages of L2 acquisition. It is argued that the results of this investigation provide evidence in support of the Full Transfer hypothesis. Finally, the implications of the results of this investigation for L2 teaching in a multilingual environment are discussed.en_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherStellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch
dc.subjectDissertations -- Linguisticsen
dc.subjectTheses -- Linguisticsen
dc.subject.lcshXhosa -- Syntaxen_ZA
dc.subject.lcshAfrikaans -- Syntaxen_ZA
dc.subject.lcshSecond language acquisitionen_ZA
dc.subject.lcshLanguage and languages -- Study and teachingen_ZA
dc.titleOordrag van sintaktiese aspekte van die eerstetaal in die tweedetaalverwerwing van Xhosaaf
dc.typeThesisen_ZA
dc.rights.holderUniversity of Stellenbosch


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