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LANGUAGE TRANSFER: AN ANALYSIS OF NIGERIAN STUDENTS' CHINESE LANGUAGE ESSAY WRITING 语言迁移:尼日利亚汉语学习者的作文写作分析研究
  • Okafor Miracle Uzochukwu,
  • Ifeanyi Sunny Odinye
Okafor Miracle Uzochukwu
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Ifeanyi Sunny Odinye
Department of Chinese Studies, Department of Chinese Studies, Nnamdi Azikiwe University

Abstract

In the process of second or foreign language acquisition, the learner's mother tongue or dominant language directly or indirectly affects the acquisition of the target language, and plays a positive or negative role in promoting or interfering respectively. This paper adopts an analytic and a descriptive approaches in analyzing the positive and negative language transfers of Nigerian students' Chinese language essay writing in the Department of Chinese Studies, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, from four aspects: grammar, syntax, vocabulary, and mechanical accuracy. This paper puts forward recommendations for learners and teachers on the use of effective teaching and learning strategies to reduce the negative language transfer.