Essay about English As A Native Language
L1: First Language, implicitly is the language first acquired or native language, and as stated previously, is largely only applicable in monolingual societies. In a multilingual society, a child may have several “first languages” and it would be difficult to distinguish which language was acquired first.
TL: Target Language refers to the dominant or first language of a society which is targeted for acquisition. It can include many varieties, i.e. standard British or American English, regional or social dialects, etc. TL implies a second-language-acquisition perspective in which the target language is accessible. Another term used for roughly the same concept is “superstrate language” which stresses power and accessibility and leaves it open as to whether the dominant language is accessible or not.
L2: Second Language refers to English as an acquired…