A case Study: Consequences of the Cross-linguistic Influence in Second Language Learning
It has been hypothesized that the cross-linguistic influence is one of the main reasons for the difficulties learners face while learning a second language or reaching academic learning outcomes. Therefore, we decided to conduct a study and find out to what extends differences and similarities, markedness, native language transfer, avoidance, first language influences, underuse and overuse are present between Bosnian and Turkish students who study at universities where the lectures are mostly conducted in English. Two main languages taken into the consideration as L1 are Bosnian and Turkish, whereas L2 is English. The main purpose of the study is to analyze the cross-linguistic influences of Turkish and Bosnian while learning English language and to point out its importance for learning a second language. The paper itself can be used as a useful resource for the future researches done on the language subject in linguistic.
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