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Negative transfer occurs when differences between the two languages structures lead to systematic errors in the learning of the second language and to transfer native language into the second language

LANGUAGE TRANSFER: "Language Transfer is the tendency to transfer the phonology, syntax and semantics from the native language to the second language ."

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