The Relationship between the Grammar of Persian / Turkish as the First Language and the Grammar of English for Iranian Female High School Students
International Journal of Language and Linguistics
Volume 2, Issue 6-1, November 2014, Pages: 28-34
Received: Sep. 10, 2014; Accepted: Sep. 12, 2014; Published: Nov. 18, 2014
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Maryam Dorosti, English Department, Abadeh branch, Islamic Azad University, Abadeh, Iran
Fatemeh Behjat, English Department, Abadeh branch, Islamic Azad University, Abadeh, Iran
Seyed Jamal Abdolrahim Zadeh, English Department, Abadeh branch, Islamic Azad University, Abadeh, Iran
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Relationship between first and second language effects the learning of the second language. The more the target language is similar to the first language, the better language achievement can be observed. The present study was an attempt to investigate the relationship between the grammar of Persian/Turkish as the first language and the grammar of English for Iranian female high school students. To this end, in the present study 6o high school female students from Marvdasht were selected as the participants. Out of 60, 30 students had Persian as their first language (Group A) and 30 students had Turkish as their first language (Group B). Regarding the aims of the study, Persian students took part in Persian grammar test, the Turkish students took part in Turkish grammar test, and both groups participated in an English grammar test which was a standard achievement test based on students’ high school English text book. In this study, statistical techniques as mean, standard deviation, Pearson correlation were used. The result of the correlational analysis indicated that the grammar of Turkish and Persian are related to the grammar of English, but there is positively more relationship between the grammar of Turkish and English.
Bilingualism, English as a Second Language (EFL), First Language, Teaching Grammar
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Maryam Dorosti, Fatemeh Behjat, Seyed Jamal Abdolrahim Zadeh, The Relationship between the Grammar of Persian / Turkish as the First Language and the Grammar of English for Iranian Female High School Students, International Journal of Language and Linguistics. Special Issue: Innovations in Foreign Language Teaching. Vol. 2, No. 6-1, 2014, pp. 28-34. doi: 10.11648/j.ijll.s.2014020601.15
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