L3 (English) influencing on L1 and L2 (Kazakh) production among Kazakh - Russian bilinguals: pilot study

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This article investigates the rarely researched issue of how English grammar in multilingual settings interferes with mixed proficiency learners of Kazakh/Russian students. This paper will discuss the influence of English language instruction on the ability of university students to use Kazakh. It will
consider this influence on both native and non-native Kazakh speakers. The study will discuss observation of such L1 and L2/L3 interferences. This paper highlights interference of multilingual students at Nazarbayev University. This is a pilot study utilizing semi interviews with students, classroom observation, and document analysis of students’ written work. The findings highlight a new
area for classrooms in which student’s transition between multiple languages with differing grammatical systems. The research will be useful to develop the theory of teaching language acquisition in multilingual educational settings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICT for Language Learning. Florence, Italy.
Pagesfrom 366 - to 369
Number of pages4
Edition8th edition
ISBN (Print)978-88-6292-660-7
Publication statusPublished - Nov 12 2015

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