Linguistics and Literature Studies Vol. 3(6), pp. 278 - 283
DOI: 10.13189/lls.2015.030604
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English Interferences in German Sentences

Wan-Lin Tsai *
Department of English, National Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan


German is taught and studied as a second foreign language after English in Taiwan. Since there are more commonalities and similarities between German and English than between German and Chinese, Taiwanese learners of German would rather refer to English than to their native language Chinese. This study analyzes the English interferences which occurred in the sentences written by the subjects, who were sophomores from Division of Continuing Education at Wenzao University of Languages and majored in German. The analyses are based on the scripts submitted by the subjects for their midterm and final exams. The results reveal that English interferences occurred in the German sentences written by the subjects. Moreover, suggestions for teaching a second foreign language are offered.

German as a Second Foreign Language, English Interferences in German Sentences, Suggestions for Second Foreign Language Teaching, Taiwanese Learners of German

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[1] Wan-Lin Tsai , "English Interferences in German Sentences," Linguistics and Literature Studies, Vol. 3, No. 6, pp. 278 - 283, 2015. DOI: 10.13189/lls.2015.030604.

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Wan-Lin Tsai (2015). English Interferences in German Sentences. Linguistics and Literature Studies, 3(6), 278 - 283. DOI: 10.13189/lls.2015.030604.