Acquisition problems with "also" in Chinese-English interlanguage

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Acquisition problems with "also" in Chinese-English interlanguage

 

Author: Su, Pingping
Title: Acquisition problems with "also" in Chinese-English interlanguage
Degree: M.A.
Year: 2014
Subject: Interlanguage (Language learning)
English language -- Study and teaching -- Chinese speakers.
Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations
Department: Dept. of English
Pages: 38 pages
Language: English
InnoPac Record: http://library.polyu.edu.hk/record=b2775912
URI: http://theses.lib.polyu.edu.hk/handle/200/7697
Abstract: Following the study of Interlanguage Hyphothesis and methodology of Error Analysis, the research has observed Chinese learners' acquisition condition of focusing additive adverb "also" in writing and the common errors they made through corpora of CLEC and PLEC. With reference to native corpus BNC Sampler (written), errors in terms of position, substitution, absence, redundancy, repetition, negative usage and related phrase "not only, but (also)" are found and are explained by mechanisms of L1 transfer or L2 transfer from a linguistic perspective. The findings help to understand the nature and development of Chinese-English interlanguage and provide pedagogical suggestions accordingly.

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