How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.
Cross-Linguistic Similarity in Foreign Language Learning
This book explores the importance of cross-linguistic similarity in foreign language learning. Similarities can be perceived in the form of simplified one-to-one relationships or merely assumed. The book outlines the different roles of L1 transfer on comprehension and on production, and on close and distant target languages.
Key Features: - Argues that second/foreign language learning should be split into two types: learning for comprehension and learning for production - Also provides a survey of research in the learning of English in Finland