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Discourse-pragmatic conditions for Object topicalisation structures in early L2 Chinese

Zhang, Yanyin


In this chapter, I explore the connection between language processing and discourse-pragmatic factors in the L2 acquisition of three (Mandarin) Chinese Object topicalisation structures. Processability Theory (Pienemann, 1998, 2005) and Information Structure Theory (Lambrecht, 1994) are employed to investigate when the required processing procedures are in place in the learners' L2 Chinese, what facilitates the learners' discourse-pragmatic interpretation of the communicative context such that...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Book chapter
DOI: 10.1075/palart.7


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