liu.seSearch for publications in DiVA
Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Relative clauses preference in learners of Chinese as a second language
Department of Communicative Disorders, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA / School of Foreign Languages, Dalian University of Technology, China.
School of International Education, Dalian University of Technology, China.
School of International Education, Dalian University of Technology, China.
Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Neuro and Inflammation Science. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4405-5340
2016 (English)In: Chinese Journal of Applied Linguistics, ISSN 2192-9505, Vol. 39, 199-214 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Whether preference for subject-extracted relative clauses in language processing is a universal rule has been debated with evidences from both the first and the second language acquisition studies. But very few studies focus on learners of Chinese as a second language. The current research studied Chinese subject/object-extracted relative clauses processing among learners of Chinese as a second language by the self-paced reading experiment. The results demonstrate a faster and more accurate processing of subject-extracted relative clauses in both subject and object modifying conditions, adding more evidence to the universal preference for the subject-extracted relative clauses. Both Frequency-based Accounts and Memory-based Accounts are discussed related to the current findings.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 39, 199-214 p.
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-128690OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-128690DiVA: diva2:931523
Available from: 2016-05-28 Created: 2016-05-28 Last updated: 2016-06-13

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

fulltext

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Müller, Nicole
By organisation
Division of Neuro and Inflammation ScienceFaculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
General Language Studies and Linguistics

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 85 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link