A grammar profile of English, Persian and Azari Turkish: A brief reference to L3 acquisition

Nematullah Shomoossi, Ahmad Shomoossi, Fatemeh Baradaran Yazdi


Most Persian learners of English come to English classes with a second auxiliary language background, and among these aconsiderable majority of them are from Azari background.  The present paper reviews how English, Persian and Azari languages aredifferent and similar in syntactic terms. In other words, researchers, teachers and learners of this targeted community of speakersare encouraged to consider such variability in their practice. Also, the learnability of three different languages at the same time forAzari speakers of Persian attempting to learn English will be in perspective. Finally, the paper will close with some theoretical andpractical considerations. 


english language teaching; Persian; Azari; Iran

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