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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Speakers of Spanish and Catalan
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A passage of Hindi printed in the Nagari script
Speakers of West African languages
A sample of written Korean
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Learner English: A Teacher's Guide to Interference and Other Problems
Michael Swan,Bernard Smith
No preview available - 1987
Adjectives and adverbs adverbs Arabic Arabic speakers auxiliary Bantu languages beginners cause problems Chinese common consonant clusters corresponding de®nite article dialects dif®culty diphthongs Dutch English words errors example expressed false friends Farsi speakers French speakers future tense gender German grammatical Greek Hindi in¯ected in¯uence in®nitive inde®nite Indo-European language Italian Japanese lead to mistakes leading to confusion learners tend letters meaning Modal verbs nal consonants nished nouns participle passive perceived and articulated phonemes have equivalents phonemes may cause Phonology phrasal verbs plural Portuguese preposition present perfect present progressive present tense pronounced punctuation question tags re¯exive relative clauses relative pronoun Russian Scandinavian languages sentence Shaded phonemes similar simple present singular sound South Asian languages Spanish and Catalan Spanish/Catalan speech stress structure subordinate clauses suf®x Swahili syllables Tamil teacher Thai Turkish Typical mistakes Unshaded phonemes unstressed usually verb forms vocabulary vowels word order written yesterday
Page 32 - We would also like to thank the many people who gave generously of their time and efforts in the production of the accompanying cassette and CD.