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ERIC Number: EJ552221
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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ISSN: ISSN-0155-0640
Ellipsis in Mandarin: Places Where Learners Don't Use.
Charters, A. Helen
Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, v20 n1 p57-82 1997
Examines why learners of Mandarin use overt nouns and pronouns to a greater extent than native speakers. Findings indicate that no single syntactic structure is a significant contributor to the different rates of optional ellipsis but that some learners use ellipsis only in syntactic contexts permissible in English and most use it in a narrower discourse context than typical of natives. (46 references) (Author/CK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China