ERIC Number: EJ581970
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Publication Date: 1999
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Access to UG and Language Transfer: A Study of L2 Learners' Interpretation of Reconstruction in Chinese.
Ying, H. G.
Second Language Research, v15 n1 p41-72 1999
A study of native English speakers learning Chinese investigated second-language learners' knowledge of reconstruction in Chinese. Results of a sentence-interpretation task indicated that English speakers had access to a universal grammar. They demonstrated knowledge of ambiguity of ziti (self) inside a moved predicate and lack of ambiguity of antecedence of ziti inside a moved noun phase. (SM)
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