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Паронимията като източник на лексикални трудности в обучението по норвежки език
Paronymy as a Source of Lexical Difficulties in Norwegian Language Learning

Author(s): Ivan Tenev
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Language and Literature Studies, Education, Foreign languages learning, Theoretical Linguistics, Lexis, Comparative Linguistics, School education, Vocational Education, Adult Education, Higher Education , Philology, Inclusive Education / Inclusion
Published by: Национално издателство за образование и наука „Аз-буки“
Keywords: Scandinavian languages; foreign language acquisition; confusable words; semantic asymmetry; combined crosslinguistic influence

Summary/Abstract: Tackling lexical difficulties (i.e. confusable words) in learning and teaching Norwegian as a foreign language at university level and the typologization of those difficulties requires an integrated approach which takes into account the intra-system lexical relations and asymmetries, as well as the negative language transfer from genetically closely related languages. One of the major sources of lexical difficulties is paronymy, as manifested in students’ interlanguage. The paper outlines three major groups of paronymic lexical items, including word-formation variants, and illustrates the proposed integrated approach to confusable words by relevant case-in-point examples.

  • Issue Year: 46/2019
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 119-130
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Bulgarian