ERIC Number: ED370423
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
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L2 Acquisition of English Reflexives by Native Speakers of Korean.
Kansas Working Papers in Linguistics, v19 n1 p235-261 1994
This study investigated how Korean adult learners of English at various levels of proficiency interpret English reflexives. The subjects consisted of 15 ninth-graders with 2.5 years of English instruction, 15 eleventh-graders with 4.5 years of instruction, 15 first-year college students with 6.5 years of instruction, and 15 graduate students who had studied in the United States for 3 or more years. Two control groups of American and Korean college students were also tested. The subjects completed a written test in which they were asked to identify the antecedent of the reflexive verb in 16 English sentences (the Korean control group took the test in Korean). The study found that as the subjects' proficiency increased, more subjects systematically bound reflexives only to local antecedents. The most advanced learners showed no performance difference from the American control group. (MDM)
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