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ERIC Number: EJ1077147
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1916-4742
Thinking-for-Speaking of Chinese EFL Learners in the Use of Additional Expressions of Manner in the Expression of Motion Events
Ziyan, Xu
English Language Teaching, v6 n9 p228-236 2013
This study adopts Talmy's (1985, 1991, 2000) theory of linguistic typology and Slobin's (2003, 2004) hypothesis of Thinking-for-Speaking to investigate the use of additional expressions of Manner in the expression of Motion events by Chinese EFL learners in comparison with French EFL learners. The aim is to find out the Thinking-for-Speaking effect in the acquisition of the English Motion event expressions for speakers with typologically different L1 background. It is revealed that Chinese EFL learners benefit from the Thinking-for-Speaking in L1 compared with French EFL learners. Chinese Language teachers can emphasise the similarities between Chinese and English to enhance English learners' acquisition of motion event expressions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China (Beijing); France; United Kingdom