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International Journal of Research in English

Vol. 5, Issue 1, Part C (2023)

Influence of Native Language on English Language Acquisition


Dr. Seema Rani


English holds a significant position in India as a language of education, business, and communication. This paper investigates the complexities of acquiring English in a multilingual and diverse country like India. With English being widely used as a second language in the country, this study examines the factors that influence its acquisition and the hurdles faced by learners. It explores the challenges learners face and the potential opportunities for enhancing English language proficiency. Through the analysis of examples, it highlights the unique linguistic, cultural, and socio-economic dynamics that impact English language learning in India. The influence of non-native speakers' native languages on their learning of English can lead to unique challenges. A person's mother tongue, also known as their native language or first language, can have a significant impact on their learning of a second language like English. The influence of the Hindi language on learning English, like any native language's influence, can manifest in various ways. Hindi is a widely spoken language in India and has its own unique features that can impact how individuals learn and use English. With a focus on language interference, pronunciation, syntax, vocabulary, and cultural differences, the paper aims to shed light on the multifaceted challenges that hinder effective communication and comprehension. By examining the root causes of these challenges and their implications for language learning, educators and learners can gain insights into strategies for overcoming these obstacles.

Pages: 201-204  |  117 Views  36 Downloads

International Journal of Research in English
How to cite this article:
Dr. Seema Rani. Influence of Native Language on English Language Acquisition. Int. J. Res. Engl. 2023;5(1):201-204. DOI: 10.33545/26648717.2023.v5.i1c.126
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