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Mandarin-English speaking bilingual and Mandarin speaking monolingual children's comprehension of relative clauses

Tsoi, Yee Ling; Yang, Wenchun; Chan, Angel; Kidd, Evan


The current study investigated the comprehension of subject and object relative clauses (RCs) in bilingual Mandarin–English children (N = 55, Mage = 7 years, 5 months [7;5], SD = 1;8) and language-matched monolingual Mandarin-speaking children (N = 59, Mage = 5;4, SD = 0;7). The children completed a picture-referent selection task that tested their comprehension of subject and object RCs, and standardized assessments of vocabulary knowledge. Results showed a very similar pattern of responding...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Applied Psycholinguistics
DOI: 10.1017/S0142716419000079
Access Rights: Open Access


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