L1 Influence on Learning Spoken English of Bangla Speakers
S.M. Ariful Islam
Abstract: With a long historical background of contrastive analysis, language transfer, language distance and the Superset and the Subset Principles, L1 influence on learning the target language has been one of the significant domains of linguistic research. In this paper “L1 influence on learning Spoken English of Bangla Speakers.” I have intended to investigate how the L1 (Bangla) of L2 students plays role in their practical use of (L2) English. It is established in this essay that in every linguistic feature, e.g. morphology, and semantics, syntax, phonetics and phonology, there is sufficient influence of Bangla language on spoken English among Bangla speakers. While this influence has been present in the speech of all subjects. it varies greatly from subject to subject depending on their success in learning.
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Published in Fall 2009