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A processability approach to the L2 acquisition of Chinese syntax

Liu, Bo


This study explores L2 Chinese acquisition at syntactic level with Processability Theory (PT) (Pienemann, 1998b; Pienemann, Di Biase, & Kawaguchi, 2005) as its theoretical framework. The research aim was to document the acquisition process of L2 Chinese sentence structures ranging from basic word order (declaratives and interrogatives), to word order variations (adjunct and object topicalization/fronting), and to complex structures (passive, existential and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015-11
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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