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Title: Contrastive Rhetoric: A Study on Senior High School Students' Interlanguage in English Compositions
Authors: 彭宜秝
Peng, Yi-li
Contributors: 林啟一
Lin, Chi-yee
Peng, Yi-li
Keywords: interlanguage
language awareness
Date: 2002
Issue Date: 2009-09-18 16:42:03 (UTC+8)
Abstract: 國立政治大學英國語文學系碩士在職專班

指導教授: 林啟一博士
研究生: 彭宜秝
Learners’ language, interlanguage, has been recognized as a unique language system with rules of its own. The purpose of this study is to figure out the constructions and causes of senior high school students’ interlanguage (termed as SSIL) in their English compositions.
Five hundred and seventy six compositions written by seniors in senior high schools in the Taipei area, were collected and analyzed in this study. Two major SSIL constructions were derived: Misused Subjects and Ill-formed Expletives. The two constructions are like the two sides of a coin manifesting the contrast between topic-prominent Chinese and subject-prominent English. Two major factors contribute to the construction of SSIL: topicalization and poor awareness of L1 structures.
It is suggested that students’ language awareness of their native language, Chinese, should be aroused, and that the creation of a more English conscious environment in real life situation may facilitate the development of SSIL toward the target language, English.

key words: interlanguage, topic-prominence, subject-prominence, topicalization, language awareness
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