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Crosslinguistic Blending

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ISBN-10: 3838344200

ISBN-13: 9783838344201

Edition: N/A

Authors: Algis Braun

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That students of English as a Foreign Language transfer skills from their first language to the production of English has been well known for decades. Yet until now, no detailed analysis of the transfer mechanism has been proposed. This book applies the insights of conceptual blending theory to the study of learner constructions and transfer, showing them to be the result of crosslinguistic blending. Such blends disassemble acceptable L1- specific constructions and reblend them with FL lexemes, creating unusual, non-standard utterances that may or may not be comprehensible to English native speakers. Drawing on psycholinguistic models of speech production, the lexicon, and the conceptual…    
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Book details

List price: $84.00
Publisher: Lambert Academic Publishing
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.44" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English