Factors influencing the learning of a second language. An analysis of the language profiles of two subjects


Term Paper, 2018

10 Pages, Grade: 1


Abstract or Introduction

Although the study of Second Language Acquisition (SLA) started already in the late 1960s, there is still a lot of incongruency on the subject. Each person seems to differ in his/her respective SLA process, which makes it hard or even impossible to come to an overall truth about how SLA works. Although studies conducted in the last decades might not have led to any overall conclusion, they have verified and falsified different theories, showing that they do not hold true in every case.

From the myriad of different theories and resulting studies, a few will be discussed in connection to the SLA processes of two subjects, which are presented in this case study. In the first part of the paper, the language profiles of each of the two subjects will be analyzed, taking various theories into account and trying to come to an understanding of what have been the causes and effects of their respective language profiles. In the second part, both profiles will be compared. In the conclusion, the most important assumptions will be revised, and a final statement will be drawn.

Details

Title
Factors influencing the learning of a second language. An analysis of the language profiles of two subjects
College
University of Malta  (Linguistics)
Course
ENG 2030 Second Language Acquisition of English
Grade
1
Author
Year
2018
Pages
10
Catalog Number
V456409
ISBN (eBook)
9783668888821
ISBN (Book)
9783668888838
Language
English
Keywords
second language acquisition, influence on SLA, universal grammar, universal influences, factors that influence second language acquisition
Quote paper
Stefanie Dalvai (Author), 2018, Factors influencing the learning of a second language. An analysis of the language profiles of two subjects, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/456409

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