An Overview of Contrastive Analysis Hypothesis

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Abstract. Contrastive analysis of hypothesis also called CA is the comparison of the linguistic system of two or more languages and it is based on the main difficulties in learning a new language that caused by interference from the first language. Teaching materials can make use of contrastive analysis and the difficulties between the two languages can predict by CA. This study is investigated that Theoretical foundations of CA. Contrastive analysis hypothesis is distinguished between two types: theoretical and applied CA and is investigated traditional versus Modern CA. CA offered some strong claims in the area of language teaching which are characterized as the contrastive analysis hypothesis that is discussed by this article, and strong versus weak and moderate are investigated too. CA cannot be overlooked in syllabus design and it is a valuable source of information for the purposes of translation and interpretation.


contrastive analysis hypothesis; applied Contrastive analysis; modern CA; Strong version; weak version

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