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Title: Cross-Linguistic Similarity in Foreign Language Learning
Written By: Hakan Ringbom
Series Title: Second Language Acquisition

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

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1853599352
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 152
Prices: U.S. $ 94.95
U.K. £ 49.95

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1853599344
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 152
Prices: U.K. £ 19.95
U.S. $ 39.95