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L2 Acquisition-The Rise and Motivation of Error Analysis:Research in Second Language Acquisition:

Megha Shrivastava


A number of researchers have suggested that the general process of second language acquisition may be similar to that of first language acquisition.

Accordingly, similar to L1 acquisition the 12 acquisition is also a -' creative construction process' then it must be assumed that in reconstructing a new language, say,- English, the learner will create rules similar to those created by the native learners of English. However, there are a number of features in which the circumstances of first and second language learning differences. It is said that a first language is 'acquired', while a second language is learned systematically for specific purpose/s.


Language,Second Language, Acquisition,Error Analysis

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