INFLUENCE OF NATIVE LANGUAGE ON NON-NATIVE VARIETIES OF ENGLISH
Keywords:Native language, Non- native language, dialects,, interlinguas
Non-native learners and users of English already possess and function with their own respective native languages. You must have observed how easily people are able to identify non-native speakers of English in terms of their native languages. This easy identification is possible because non-native speakers use a form of English that has several features of German or Japanese. The majority of non-native varieties are therefore interlanguages ranging froin near-native standard to minimal, heavily marked and restricted varieties of English.
Non-native varieties can be viewed in tern of space (as foreign varieties with features of the languages of the region they are used in viz. German English, French English, Japanese English, etc.).