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ERIC Number: EJ581969
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
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ISSN: ISSN-0267-6583
Topic-Drop Versus Pro-Drop: Null Subjects and Pronominal Subjects in the Spanish L2 of Chinese, English, French, German and Japanese Speakers.
Liceras, Juana M.; Diaz, Lourdes
Second Language Research, v15 n1 p1-40 1999
Analyzes Spanish second-language oral spontaneous data from adult native speakers of pro-drop and topic-drop languages. Results show that all Spanish nonnative grammars contain null subjects in both matrix and subordinate clauses. Many nonnative pronominal subjects do not have the same value as native Spanish subjects, and subject pronouns are used for identification purposes. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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