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Conference Paper: L2 Acquisition of Mandarin Classifiers: How Distinct are Classifier-Language Learners from Non-Classifier Language Learners?

TitleL2 Acquisition of Mandarin Classifiers: How Distinct are Classifier-Language Learners from Non-Classifier Language Learners?
Authors
Issue Date2012
PublisherThe North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL).
Citation
The 24th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-24), San Francisco, CA., 8-10 June 2012. In Abstract Book, 2012, p. 79-80 How to Cite?
AbstractThe classifier system in Mandarin Chinese makes the language comparable to other classifier languages such as Japanese and Korean (e.g. Yamamoto [2003] on the acquisition of numeral classifiers among Japanese children) but distinct from nonclassifier languages such as English and French. This in turn bears important implications on second language acquisition (SLA). As reviewed by Zhao (2011), the classifier system constitutes one of the core areas of examination in the study of Mandarin Chinese as a second language (L2). Numerous SLA studies have been conducted, with particular attention to the extent to which L2 classifier acquisition will conform to the Numeral Classifier Accessibility Hierarchy (NCAH) (e.g., Hansen & Chen, 2001) or the degree in which the availability or unavailability of a classifier system in a learner’s first language (L1) will interact with the acquisition of a second language which is a classifier language (e.g., Liang, 2008). It is against this background that a small-scale corpus-based analysis of the use of classifiers in L2 Chinese was conducted, with the aim of answering the following key research question .....
DescriptionIn Celebration of the 120th Anniversary of the Birth of Yuen Ren Chao
Session G1: Pedagogy, Acquisition
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/166383

 

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dc.contributor.authorTsang, WLen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-20T08:33:42Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-20T08:33:42Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe 24th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-24), San Francisco, CA., 8-10 June 2012. In Abstract Book, 2012, p. 79-80en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/166383-
dc.descriptionIn Celebration of the 120th Anniversary of the Birth of Yuen Ren Chao-
dc.descriptionSession G1: Pedagogy, Acquisition-
dc.description.abstractThe classifier system in Mandarin Chinese makes the language comparable to other classifier languages such as Japanese and Korean (e.g. Yamamoto [2003] on the acquisition of numeral classifiers among Japanese children) but distinct from nonclassifier languages such as English and French. This in turn bears important implications on second language acquisition (SLA). As reviewed by Zhao (2011), the classifier system constitutes one of the core areas of examination in the study of Mandarin Chinese as a second language (L2). Numerous SLA studies have been conducted, with particular attention to the extent to which L2 classifier acquisition will conform to the Numeral Classifier Accessibility Hierarchy (NCAH) (e.g., Hansen & Chen, 2001) or the degree in which the availability or unavailability of a classifier system in a learner’s first language (L1) will interact with the acquisition of a second language which is a classifier language (e.g., Liang, 2008). It is against this background that a small-scale corpus-based analysis of the use of classifiers in L2 Chinese was conducted, with the aim of answering the following key research question .....-
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dc.publisherThe North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL).-
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dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleL2 Acquisition of Mandarin Classifiers: How Distinct are Classifier-Language Learners from Non-Classifier Language Learners?en_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.emailTsang, WL: tsangwl@hkucc.hku.hken_US
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