Implication of IL Fossilization in Second Language Acquisition

Xueping Wei

Abstract


Since the phenomenon of fossilization in intelanguage is proposed by Selinker in 1972, it has drawn much attention and commonly acknowledged at home and abroad. This paper introduces the definition, classification, presentation, and causal factors of fossilization in an attempt to help Chinese students better understand the phenomenon and avoid its influence by the proposal of some suggestions.


Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/elt.v1n1p127

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English Language Teaching       ISSN 1916-4742 (Print)   ISSN  1916-4750 (Online)

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