Acquisition of Word Order in Chinese as a Foreign Language by Wenying Jiang

By Wenying Jiang

During this booklet, linguistic achievements of notice order experiences in chinese language were utilized to chinese language moment language acquisition learn. by means of studying loads of be aware order mistakes made via beginners of chinese language as a international language (CFL), this ebook has built a mode for describing and explaining chinese language notice order blunders. With this technique, the publication has the capability to empower CFL academics world wide to educate chinese language in an educated demeanour, and especially to coach chinese language notice order extra successfully and successfully.

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Through this re-categorization, existing categories from the literature and new word order error categories emerging from the data are successfully incorporated into one system. Thus, a new comprehensive taxonomy of Chinese L2 word order errors is developed. This taxonomy enables a more accurate description and specific explanation of Chinese L2 word order errors. Chapter Seven documents the relative frequencies of occurrence of the Chinese L2 word order errors collected. It provides a quantitative perspective on Chinese L2 word order errors by showing how errors distribute among the various categories in the new taxonomy.

In relation to Chinese L2 word order acquisition, the key lies in the unique ‘‘rules’’ governing Chinese word order and its variations. The emergence methodology employed in PT determines its advantage in identifying developmental stages of L2 acquisition. The structures that emerge earlier are regarded as earlier stages in L2 development. This methodology matches a longitudinal research design (for elaboration, see p. 112), which involves obtaining data from the same L2 learners from time to time.

G. Bley-Vroman, 1996; Borer, 1996; Clahsen & Muysken, 1996) argue that L2 acquisition is fundamentally di¤erent from L1 acquisition in terms of learners’ ultimate language attainment, variation in success and indeterminate intuitions about the grammaticality of sentences, among other factors. The UG approach: word order as a value in parameter setting 31 Secondly, there is the problem that linguists who work on the UG theory keep on coming with new ideas and new theoretical propositions. In many ways this is laudable and a sign of the vitality of the field.

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