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Second language acquisition of Chinese grammatical morphemes : a processability perspective

Zhang, Yanyin


This study investigates the second language acquisition of eight Chinese grammatical morphemes by three English-speaking learners. Adopting the theoretical framework and analytical methods of Processability Theory, the study focuses on the developmental sequence of the morphemes, their points of emergence and their subsequent refinement. The influence of formal instruction is examined as a variable, and the predictive power of the processing hierarchy of the interlanguage morphology proposed in...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013-04-10
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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