Contrastive analysis

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Contrastive analysis (/kənˈtræstɪv əˈnæləsɪs/) is language analysis applied to the study of linguistic differences between languages. Contrastive language between a taught L2 and the students' L1 may help reveal the reasons for some of the errors that particular students make, though it does not account for all of them.

The contrastive analysis hypothesis states that some errors can be attributed to language contrasts.