Learner English: A Teacher's Guide to Interference and Other Problems, Volume 1
"Learner English is a well-established and successful reference book for teachers of British English. This new edition builds on the success of the original book. It has been rewritten and extended to provide information on the typical problems and error-patterns of a wide range of learners of English from particular language backgrounds. It compares the relevant features of the students' own language with English, helping teachers to predict and understand the problems that students have. The new book has twenty-two chapters dealing with learners who speak Dutch-Flemish, Scandinavian languages (except Finnish), German, French, Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, Greek, Russian, Polish, Farsi, Arabic, Turkish, South Asian languages (with a separate chapter on Dravidian languages), West African languages, Swahili, Malay/Indonesian, Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Thai. An audio cassette and audio CD are available separately. These contain authentic examples of the various accents described in the book." http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/cam021/00046785.html.
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adjectives adverbs Arabic arise auxiliary becomes beginners Catalan cause cause problems Chinese clauses clusters common conditional confusion consonants construction corresponding dif®culty distinction Dutch English equivalent errors especially example exist expressed Farsi forms French frequently friends future German gerund give grammatical Greek in®nitive indicate initial intonation Italian Japanese Korean languages lead learners learning less letters live look marked meaning mistakes modals negative normally nouns object occur particularly passive past patterns perfect person phonemes plural Polish Portuguese position possessive preposition present problems produce progressive pronounced pronunciation questions reading refer relative replaced result rise Russian Scandinavian sentence short similar simple sometimes sound South Spanish speak speakers speech spelling stress structure Swahili syllables teacher tend tense Thai translation Turkish typically usually verb vocabulary voiced vowels word order writing written