Japanese Crosslinguistic Influence on the Dutch Progressive Aspect: Transfer from the Japanese –te iru to the Dutch –is aan het

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Japanese Crosslinguistic Influence on the Dutch Progressive Aspect: Transfer from the Japanese –te iru to the Dutch –is aan het

Type: Master thesis
Title: Japanese Crosslinguistic Influence on the Dutch Progressive Aspect: Transfer from the Japanese –te iru to the Dutch –is aan het
Author: Liempt, Manon C. B. van
Issue Date: 2017
Keywords: Crosslinguistic Influence
Japanese
Dutch
Progressive Aspect
Transfer
Abstract: For adult learners, one’s first language (L1) can and does influence the acquisition of a second language (L2). This thesis is focussed on the transfer of the progressive aspect from Japanese L1 speakers of L2 Dutch. The Aspect Hypothesis, Prototype theory and the theory of crosslinguistic influence were used as a theoretical framework. Eight Japanese speakers of L2 Dutch were shown videos showing Accomplishment and Activity scenes, and the participants were asked to describe in Dutch the actions as they saw them taking place. Although hypothesised, no significant transfer on progressive aspect was found from L1 Japanese to L2 Dutch.
Supervisor: Yoshioka, K.
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: Asian Studies (60 EC) (Master)
Specialisation: East Asian Studies: Japanese Track
ECTS Credits: 15
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/52838
 

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