EJLLS Publication

Title: Linguistic Relativism in Second Language Learning: Implications for L2 Learners Proficiency
Author(s): Florence Dakoru ANUONYE & Gloria Ukamaka AMADI
Abstract: The possibility of L1 performing one's thought pattern creates a problem for the L2 learners of English Language. This study therefore investigated the implication of Linguistic relativism in second language learners’ proficiency. The population of the study were students from Emmanuel College and Comprehensive Secondary Schools in Owerri Municipal Council. The instrument used in the investigation was written essays and the theoretical frameworks that guided the research were linguistic relativism and interlanguage. The findings revealed that linguistic relativism has negative effects in the learning of a second language.
Keywords: linguistic, relativism, second, language, learning