The purpose of the following paper is to explore the use of the English relative clause by Korean speaking students of English. It will investigate the claim made by previous researchers that Korean learners of English are prone to avoiding the English relative clause because of its complex construction. In order to do this, the construction of the relative clause in both Korean and English will be explored. From there, student written pieces will be analyzed in an attempt to identify the frequency of relative clause constructions, and to what extent – if any – avoidance has occurred. Afterwards, pedagogical implications for this avoidance will be detailed, and potential strategies for teachers will be explored.
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Bjers, Matthew J. and Massicotte, Bob A.
"Avoidance of the Relative Clause by Korean Learners of English,"
Linguistic Portfolios: Vol. 4
, Article 4.
Available at: http://repository.stcloudstate.edu/stcloud_ling/vol4/iss1/4