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Article: Optional elements and variant structures in the productions of bei2 to give dative constructions in Cantonese-speaking adults and three-year-old children

TitleOptional elements and variant structures in the productions of bei2 to give dative constructions in Cantonese-speaking adults and three-year-old children
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Issue Date2010
PublisherCambridge University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=JCL
Citation
Journal Of Child Language, 2010, v. 37 n. 1, p. 175-196 How to Cite?
AbstractTo express object transfer, Cantonese-speakers use a ditransitive ([V-R-T] or [V-T-R] where V=Verb, T=Theme, R=Recipient), or a more complex prepositional/serial-verb (P/SV) construction. Clausal elements in Cantonese datives can be optional (resulting in full versus non-full forms) or appear in variant orders (full non-canonical and full canonical). We report on usage of dative constructions with the word bei2 to give in 86 parents and 53 three-year-old children during conversations. The parents used more P/SV than ditransitive bei2-datives, and vice versa for the children. Both groups showed a similar usage pattern of optional elements and variant structures in their ditransitive and P/SV bei2-datives. The roles of multiple construction types, optional elements and variant structures in children's learning of bei2-dative constructions are described. Copyright © 2009 Cambridge University Press.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/125392
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.174
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.787
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dc.contributor.authorChow, DCCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorMcbrideCheng, Cen_HK
dc.contributor.authorStokes, SFen_HK
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dc.description.abstractTo express object transfer, Cantonese-speakers use a ditransitive ([V-R-T] or [V-T-R] where V=Verb, T=Theme, R=Recipient), or a more complex prepositional/serial-verb (P/SV) construction. Clausal elements in Cantonese datives can be optional (resulting in full versus non-full forms) or appear in variant orders (full non-canonical and full canonical). We report on usage of dative constructions with the word bei2 to give in 86 parents and 53 three-year-old children during conversations. The parents used more P/SV than ditransitive bei2-datives, and vice versa for the children. Both groups showed a similar usage pattern of optional elements and variant structures in their ditransitive and P/SV bei2-datives. The roles of multiple construction types, optional elements and variant structures in children's learning of bei2-dative constructions are described. Copyright © 2009 Cambridge University Press.en_HK
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dc.rightsJournal of Child Language. Copyright © Cambridge University Press.-
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dc.titleOptional elements and variant structures in the productions of bei2 to give dative constructions in Cantonese-speaking adults and three-year-old childrenen_HK
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