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Language, Individual & Society, Volume 9, 2015

A COMPARISON OF SELECTED PHONETIC, GRAMMATICAL AND LEXICAL FEATURES AND EQUIVALENTS IN CONTEMPORARY GERMAN AND ENGLISH
Peter Halasz, Hana Vancova
Pages: 50-60
Published: 19 Aug 2015
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Abstract: The aim of the authors of the submitted paper is to compare selected phonetic, morphosyntactic and lexical features of the contemporary German and English, and on the basis of the detected congruence, partial congruence and difference to outline linguodidactic possibilities of raising effectiveness in the process of acquisition of German or English as the target languages. Compared features showing congruence or partial congruence provide the possible reinforcement of positive transfer in learning. Mother tongue (e. g. Slovak) does not have to represent the most suitable source language. A related Germanic language appears to be more effective – the previously chosen English or German. This pluralistic approach could possibly be reflected in the future also in the process of creation of national German or English textbook as the target languages in language acquisition.
Keywords: english, german, target language, phonetics, morphology, syntax, lexicology
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