DIFFERENCES AND SIMILARITIES BETWEEN FIRST AND SECOND LANGUAGES: A FUNCTIONAL AND PEDAGOGICAL ANALYSIS

Zulkifley Hamid, Rahim Aman

Abstract


This article examines the differences and similarities between first and second
languages. The discussion focuses on the aspects of function and pedagogy. With
respect to differences, attention is given to aspects related to language as a choice, the
method of knowledge acquisition for first and second languages, and the different
functions of first and second languages. For similarities, the discussion focuses on the
importance of acquiring both first and second languages holistically. Although there
are many differences between first and second languages, there are also similarities.


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