International Journal of
Psychology and Counselling

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Psychol. Couns.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2499
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPC
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 205


Interference of first language in the acquisition of second language

Avanika Sinha, Niroj Banerjee, Ambalika Sinha and Rajesh Kumar Shastri
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad, Allahabad-211004
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 18 August 2009
  •  Published: 30 September 2009



This review paper focused on the issue of language acquisition and the interference created by first language (L1) on the learning of second language (L2). Efforts were made to find out the factors that play a major role in this dysfunction of language acquisition. Further, what type of standardized measures or training should be employed, so that an individual’s weak performance would be eliminated and she/he could do well academically as well as professionally.


Key words: Language acquisition, interference, standard measures, first language, second language.