Typological structure as a Model to Study Languages in Contrast

  • L. H. Halii National Aviation University, Kyiv, Ukraine
Keywords: interference, creative productions, language typology, hierarchical clustering


The article studies the typological system of languages belonging to Indo-European language family and the influence of native language interference on creative written productions of English language learners. It has been defined that the components of linguistic complexity in writing follow different developmental trajectories related to different levels of language proficiency, interference being observed not only throughout closely related languages. Based on this assumption linguistic complexity has been studied in the aspect of the native language transfer and the languages have been classified according to the typological similarity of language patterns but not according to language family relation. It has been proved that typologically similar languages belonging to the same language group or family cause the same mistakes in the process of ESL studying, specifically while producing complex speech structures. The last stage of the research involves the analysis of the native language influence on English creative written productions depending on the proficiency level of the producer. Finally, languages have been classified into clusters which have the same characteristics (morphological and syntactical) in their influence on ESL studying and a new model to study language interference in contrast has been proposed.


How to Cite
Halii, L. H. (2019, March 18). Typological structure as a Model to Study Languages in Contrast. Scientific Journal of National Pedagogical Dragomanov University. Series 9. Current Trends in Language Development, (18), 46-60. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.31392/NPU-nc.series9.2018.18.04