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  1. gugui
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    Question interlanguage generalization

    Hi, I have a problem with an assignment I have on interlanguage. I have to work out an IL genralization that might account for the forms in bold face on the following examples.
    Native Language: mixed
    Target Language :English
    Background information: Intermediate level, students on an intensive course
    Data Source : students' compositions
    Examples : Soccer is the most common sporting.
    America requested continual supported our military request.
    When he was 7 years old , he went schooling.
    After finished my college studying, I went to my country.
    There is a night for asleep.
    Moreover it may lead to conflicting.
    I have to give reasons for postulating this generalization, but since the group is mixed I feel really confused. Could you please help me ?
    Warm regards
    Maria Isabel


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    Re: interlanguage generalization

    These sentences are incorrectly using verbs in place of nouns.

    Soccer is the most common sporting.
    Soccer is the most common SPORT.

    America requested continual supported our military request.
    America requested continual SUPPORT for out military request.

    When he was 7 years old , he went schooling.
    When he was seven years old he went to SCHOOL.

    After finished my college studying, I went to my country.
    After finishing my college STUDIES, I went back to my country.

    There is a night for asleep. (not a verb)
    There is a night for SLEEP.
    (Night is the time for sleep.)

    Moreover it may lead to conflicting.
    Moreover, it may lead to CONFLICT.

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    Re: interlanguage generalization

    Quote Originally Posted by gugui View Post
    Hi, I have a problem with an assignment I have on interlanguage. I have to work out an IL genralization that might account for the forms in bold face on the following examples.
    Native Language: mixed
    Target Language :English
    Background information: Intermediate level, students on an intensive course
    Data Source : students' compositions
    Examples : Soccer is the most common sporting.
    America requested continual supported our military request.
    When he was 7 years old , he went schooling.
    After finished my college studying, I went to my country.
    There is a night for asleep.
    Moreover it may lead to conflicting.
    I have to give reasons for postulating this generalization, but since the group is mixed I feel really confused. Could you please help me ?
    Warm regards
    Maria Isabel
    I think you're misunderstanding the term "generalization". You don't have to come up with a generalized explanation for all of them together. Each example is a generalization.
    For example:
    1. Soccer is the most common sporting.
    Some sports are fishing, playing football, yachting, racing.
    Generalization: use -ing for the names of sports.
    Result -> Soccer is the most common sporting.

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