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ERIC Number: EJ483574
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1994
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ISSN: ISSN-0023-8333
Topic-Prominence and Subject-Prominence in L2 Acquisition: Evidence of English-to-Chinese Typological Transfer.
Jin, Hong Gang
Language Learning, v44 n1 p101-22 Mar 1994
Investigated whether topic-prominence transfer is a universal developmental stage or a transferable typology by analyzing the behavior of 46 native speakers of English learning Chinese, a subject-prominence (SP) language, as a second language. Results found that the learners displayed a process of systematically transferring English SP features to Chinese before their proficiency reached the topic concept level. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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