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Autor:  PPAULO
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Data:  12/JAN/2011 6:09 PM
Assunto:  upon on
 
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A   Most foreign language learners make unusual mistakes.
   No, at least to my thinking, they don´t make unusual mistakes.  At least ,in the sense that, e.g. Portuguese learners makes almost the same mistakes Portuguese learners made before, and so on and on.
   It´s predictable then, so not unusual in that sense.
   "The majority of learners’ errors in producing the second language, especially in the
beginning levels, stem from the learner’s assumption that the target language operates like the native language."


B Second language interference can be particularly found at the
beginner’s level.
    Yes. It is stated directly in the text.

   "Most of the time, we think of the native language as exercising an interfering effect on
the target language, and indeed the most salient, observable effect does
appear to be one of interference."
   "The majority of learners’  errors in producing the second language, especially in the
beginning levels, stem from the learner’s assumption that the target language operates like the native language.


C French and English are structurally different.
   The text it doesn´t state that directly, albeit the text got winding on and on, and at some point in it I even tought different.  It seemed a little contradictory, what said in a paragraph, almost explained otherwise in the next.  

 


D Icebergs give you tips on how to teach a foreign language.

   No, icebergs tips are compared to learner´s errors.   These, in its turn give signals of an system at work, the language system behind the one you are trying to learn.

 

 

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  Honest; such text was very verbose, it dragged on and on in some parts.

  Thanks godness, I don´t have to sit it! 


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
upon + on  –  Miguel  12/JAN/2011, 2:57 AM
upon on  –  Teacher  12/JAN/2011, 6:14 AM
 upon on  –  PPAULO  12/JAN/2011, 6:09 PM
upon on - to PPaulo  –  eddie  12/JAN/2011, 7:05 PM
upon on - to PPaulo  –  PPAULO  12/JAN/2011, 11:31 PM
upon on - to PPaulo  –  PPAULO  12/JAN/2011, 11:33 PM
Second question source  –  José Roberto  13/JAN/2011, 11:51 AM
Second question source  –  PPAULO  13/JAN/2011, 8:02 PM
Second question source  –  José Roberto  13/JAN/2011, 8:34 PM
Second question source  –  PPAULO  13/JAN/2011, 10:52 PM

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