L1 transfer in L2 learning: compound forms in the speech of Turkish learners of Greek

Marina Tzakosta
This paper investigates the capacities of Turkish learners of Greek to form one-word compounds. Using an off-line experimental task we tested the mechanisms involved in the formation of existing and novel compounds in Greek. The results revealed that Turkish learners of Greek draw from the same pool of repair mechanisms as native speakers do in order to form compounds. The findings further highlighted that word formation accuracy is attributed to the level of language proficiency as well as the
more » ... ency as well as the typological relevance between the learners' L1 and the target L2 language.
doi:10.26262/istal.v19i0.5523 fatcat:o7q32fbyzzeftk6qchyvthttme