INTERLANGUAGE AS A FACT OF LANGUAGE COGNITION
I. L. Ashmarina
Language as a conceptual system in all its linguistic representations is subject to change and modification. In the process of second language learning another conceptual system emerges intertwining with the first language. The development of the so-called interlanguage is governed by regularities similar across learners with different native language backgrounds. The theory of interlanguage developed within the framework of Chomsky’s UG is relevant for cognitive linguistic research. Developmental errors are valuable research data. However, the interlanguage is also influenced by individual and ethnolinguistic factors.
conceptual system, second language learning, language back-grounds, individual and ethnolinguistic factors