Cross-linguistic influence in L3 in Central Mexico: a qualitative approach

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Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla
"Third language acquisition is considered a new trend in language research. As such, it has been developing several theories related to cross-linguistic influence throughout the last decades. This research project intends to explore and describe the cross-linguistic influence in third language acquisition. The study focuses on the L3 acquisition of lexical collocations in writing productions of two adult romanian speakers of spanish. The language constellation from both of the participants is as follows: romanian as native language (L1), english as second language (L2), and spanish as third language (L3). The participants have been living in Mexico during the last 10 to 15 years. This research project intends to contribute to our knowledge of L3 acquisition and production by developing a better understanding of a broad variety of internal and external factors that can influence (positively or negatively) the language acquisition process. Furthermore, the study explores the typological proximity and psychotypology of languages based on a linguistic contrastive analysis according to semantical and syntactical properties in lexical collocations."
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