ERIC Number: EJ416694
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Mandarin Oral Narratives Compared with English: The Pear/Guava Stories.
Erbaugh, Mary S.
Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association, v25 n2 p21-42 May 1990
Compared American English and Mandarin Chinese speakers' oral descriptions of a film that had sound but no dialogue. Results revealed that Chinese speakers provided at least as much chronological detail as and more social and moral interpretations than English speakers, although the English speakers offered more personal comments. (21 references) (CB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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