On the Acquisition of English Articles with Bosnian L2 Learners of English

Maslo, Adi (2011) On the Acquisition of English Articles with Bosnian L2 Learners of English. In: 1st International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics (FLTAL’11), 5-7 May 2011, Sarajevo.

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Regarding the discrepancy between the English and the Bosnian language concerning an article system, this paper attempts at clarifying the difficulties for Bosnian L2 learners of English. Based on a similar study and an experimental study with Bosnian learners, this paper illustrates and copes with the very apparent and widely present issue of English articles among Bosnian learners. The principles of Definiteness and Specificity are introduced to contrast the two languages, aiding to a deeper understanding of this conceptual difference between English and Bosnian. The paper first states the current position of the English (definite and indefinite) article in the light of the Bosnian language, and specifies their respective Bosnian equivalents, eventually giving a suggestion to a deeper understanding

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Key Words: articles, the, a, English, Bosnian, language, article, system
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
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Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2012 10:59
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2012 12:40
URI: http://eprints.ibu.edu.ba/id/eprint/7

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