L1 effects in the early L3 acquisition of vocabulary and grammar

Hopp, Holger ; Kieseier, Teresa ; Vogelbacher, Markus ; Thoma, Dieter

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1075/hsld.7.14hop
URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/hsld.7.14hop
Document Type: Book chapter
Year of publication: 2018
Book title: Foreign language education in multilingual classrooms
The title of a journal, publication series: Hamburg Studies on Linguistic Diversity
Volume: 7
Page range: 305-330
Publisher: Bonnet, Andreas
Place of publication: Amsterdam [u.a.]
Publishing house: Benjamins
ISBN: 978-90-272-6385-8 , 978-90-272-0101-0
Publication language: English
Institution: School of Humanities > Anglistik I - Anglistische Linguistik (Tracy 1995-2019)
Subject: 400 Language, linguistics
Keywords (English): cross-linguistic influence , grammar , heritage speakers , third language acquisition , young learners , vocabulary
Abstract: This chapter explores cross-linguistic influences in the lexical and grammatical acquisition of L3 English among child L2 learners of German with a variety of L1 backgrounds. For lexical development, we find interrelations in vocabulary size between L1, L2 and English lexicons. For grammar, a sentence repetition task does not show any differences between learner groups. Instead, all learners transfer German word order to English, irrespective of the properties of the L1 grammar. We discuss these findings in the context of current formal approaches to transfer in L3 acquisition and sketch some implications for foreign language teaching in a multilingual classroom.

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