Second language acquisition of Chinese conjunction er ('and'): A Corpus-based study

Yi Chun Tseng, Miao Ling Hsieh

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This study investigates L2 learners' acquisition of the conjunction er in Chinese and their general performance in conjoining clauses within a four-tier categorization of er. Our findings show that at the initial stage, learners tend to use er to connect clauses that involve a subordination relation. The preponderance of this use of er by intermediate learners is in sharp contrast with the finding that native speakers use more er's to conjoin sentences/paragraphs instead. Equally remarkable is the progress that learners made from conjoining at an intra-sentence level to an inter-sentence level, showing a developmental pattern in interlanguage. Finally, non-target errors are found to be largely due to an under-differentiation of the syntactic and semantic requirements of different conjuncts.

頁(從 - 到)125-171
期刊Taiwan Journal of Linguistics
出版狀態已發佈 - 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 語言與語言學
  • 語言和語言學


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