International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 7, Part N (2015)
Linguistic transfer example from Arabic users of English
Linguistic transfer has been a field of many studies. This could be attributed to the strong association between linguistic transfer and both second language acquisition and linguistic errors. This paper aims at adding evidence about the effect of first language on mastering a second language and to fill a gap in linguistic studies of transfer. It will shed light on the problems which Arabic native speakers encounter when dealing with the usage of 'wish'. There have been few explicit studies addressing the grammatical transfer issue between Arabic and English directly. It has been recognized that the Arabic native speakers encounter serious problems when dealing with 'wish'. The usage of 'wish' in English is one of the most difficult structures for English learners. It turns out that the problems which they face when dealing with 'wish' result from applying their knowledge in Arabic language to answer the questions about ‘wish’ in English
How to cite this article:
Moklesur Rahman. Linguistic transfer example from Arabic users of English. Int J Appl Res 2015;1(7):804-806.