L2 Tense and Time Reference.

@inproceedings{Hinkel1992L2TA,
  title={L2 Tense and Time Reference.},
  author={Eli Hinkel},
  year={1992}
}
The meaning and forms of tenses are complex and often difficult for nonnative speakers to acquire. The concepts associated with time which differ among language communities can present an additional level of complexitv for learners. In a survey, 130 ESL students were asked to describe the meanings of English tenses in terms of time concepts used in ESL grammar texts. The results suggest that speakers of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Arabic associate different temporal relationships… CONTINUE READING

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