TY - BOOK ID - 33990 TI - Kontrastiva studier i nederländska och svenska AU - Johansson, Annika PY - 2019 SN - 9789176351000 9789176351031 9789176351017 9789176351024 DB - DOAB KW - Dutch KW - Swedish KW - Contrastive linguistics KW - Third language acquisition KW - Cross-linguistic awareness UR - https://www.doabooks.org/doab?func=search&query=rid:33990 AB - This book deals with two research fields and brings them together: contrastive linguistics and third language acquisition. The book describes the following linguistic structures in Dutch and Swedish from a contrastive perspective: spatial adverbs, copula, impersonal passives, impersonal constructions and finally the posture verbs stand, zit and lie. Dutch and Swedish are usually acquired as a third language and not as a second language, which implies that learners already comprehend various other languages. When learning a language these multilingual learners have developed certain strategies which draw on their competence in earlier studied languages. In the process of learning a third language, metalinguistic and cross-linguistic awareness play an important role. Comparing linguistic structures in two closely related languages as Dutch and Swedish can enhance cross-linguistic awareness and therefore be used as a didactic tool.