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ERIC Number: EJ939989
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
ISSN: ISSN-0267-6583
Review Article: A Tree in the Wood--A Review of Research on L2 Chinese Acquisition
Zhao, Yang
Second Language Research, v27 n4 p559-572 Oct 2011
There has been considerable research in Chinese as a second language (L2) in recent years, particularly in its morphological and syntactic aspects. This article reviews research in these aspects with reference to the broader discipline of second language acquisition (SLA) and suggests that L2 Chinese research has contributed to SLA through verification, modification or posing challenges to research findings in the L2 acquisition of other languages. On the basis of these studies, the author points out the limits of current L2 Chinese research and discusses the prospects for future development, arguing that L2 Chinese is to be investigated against hypotheses based on other L2s so that theoretical contributions can be made to the discipline of SLA. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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