Interpretation of Secondary Predicates by L1 and L2 Acquisition of Japanese

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Date created: 
2004-04-19
Keywords: 
linguistics
language
Japan
Abstract: 

This study reports the experimental data dealing with differences of the
acquisition sequence of Japanese secondary depictive predicates and
affectedness of Japanese verbs between Japanese speaking young children (L1
acquisition) and Mandarin Chinese speaking adults learning Japanese (L2
acquisition). The results support Schwartz and Sprouse’s (1996) and Eubank’s
(1996) hypothesis that L2 grammar is derived from learners’ L1 grammar at an
early stage of L2 acquisition.

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English
Document type: 
Conference presentation
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