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https://doi.org/10.15516/cje.v19i4.2368

The Relationship between L1/L2 Literacy and L3 Acquisition

Laleh Moghtadi ; Department of Foreign Languages, Nourabad Mamasani Branch, Islamic Azad University


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Abstract

The present study examined the role of L1 and L2 literacy in the acquisition of English (L3) relative clauses. It was based on a correlational research design and included 100 female high school students from two educational districts of Tabriz (an Azeri-speaking city in Iran). The Oxford Solutions Placement Test, a questionnaire, and two syntactic structure tests were administered to the participants. The statistical analyses revealed: (1) no significant correlation between the bilinguals' level of literacy skills in their L1 and their acquisition of English (L3) relative clauses; (2) a significant correlation between the bilinguals' level of literacy skills in their L2 and their acquisition of English (L3) relative clauses.

Keywords

bilingualism, first and second language, literacy skills, third language acquisition

Hrčak ID:

193778

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https://hrcak.srce.hr/193778

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