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ERIC Number: EJ457602
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1992
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Null Subject versus Null Object: Some Evidence from the Acquisition of Chinese and English.
Wang, Qi; And Others
Language Acquisition, v2 n3 p221-54 1992
The prediction that young Chinese- and English-speaking children should exhibit parallel performance in their use of null arguments was investigated using an elicited production task. The hypothesis that early English allows null subjects was upheld; the argument that early English is a discourse-oriented language like Chinese was not upheld. (26 references) (Author/LB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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