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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2022, 5(13); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2022.051317.

The Influence of Negative Transfer of First Language on English Writing for High School Students


Zeyu Lv

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Zeyu Lv

Hebei Normal University, Shijiazhuang, China, 050000


Writing is one of the four basic skills of English learning, which is the most intuitive reflection of students' overall ability level. English writing can effectively promote the internalization of language knowledge, test students' language skills, and develop students' English core competence, thus laying a good foundation for their lifelong learning. Therefore, writing teaching is particularly important in high school English . Since English and Chinese belong to two different language families and cultures, students are inevitably influenced by their mother tongue in the process of learning English, making it difficult to improve their writing skills and suffering from a blow to their writing confidence. In order to mitigate the negative effects of language transfer on students' English writing, the author believes that measures should be taken to ensure the overall learning effect of English learners. This paper uses language transfer theory, comparative analysis and error analysis as the theoretical framework to understand the basic situation of students' English writing affected by language transfer of mother tongue and to collect and analyze the errors related to language transfer of mother tongue in high school students' English writing samples through a questionnaire survey, and to propose relevant writing teaching strategies in combination with teachers' questionnaire interviews.


Negative Transfer; First Language; English Writing

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Zeyu Lv. The Influence of Negative Transfer of First Language on English Writing for High School Students. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2022) Vol. 5, Issue 13: 94-103. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2022.051317.


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