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Title:The Development of Writing Derived from Language Acquisition: Learning all but the Vegetables
Author(s):Chhaya, Avani
Subject(s):Language Acquisition
Abstract:My research question focused on how non-native English speakers' writing has become influenced by English and their first language. I looked at my two interviewees' first languages, how much they speak the language, in what context they speak that particular language learning process to develop their English, their growth in writing, and their comfort levels within English. I wanted to see how my interviewees' writing developed with their fluency in the English language.
Issue Date:2011-08
Course / Semester:ENGL401 Spring 2011: Introduction to the Story of the English Language
Professor Catherine Viera
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-08-19

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