Alicante Journal of English Studies / Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses

On the sources of interlanguage phonology: some evidence from Yoruba-English

Raphael O. Atoye



In recent research, it is claimed that deviant features of interlanguage grammars arise only from the users' knowledge of the rule system of the target language. This paper examines the relative contribution of the rule system of each of the target language, the native language and of universal tendencies to a deviant aspect of Yoruba-English phonology. It concludes that the native language is the major source of deviance in the aspect of Yoruba-English investigated.


Interlengua; Hablante nativo; Hablante no nativo; Segunda lengua; Enseñanza de la lengua; Lengua inglesa; Lengua yoruba


Copyright (c) 1994 Raphael O. Atoye

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