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Second Language Acquisition at Interfaces: A Study of the Word Order Variation in the Chinese Nominal Domain.
J Psycholinguist Res. 2020 Jun 15 [Online ahead of print]JP

Abstract

This study is aimed to re-examine the Interface Hypothesis via investigating the adult L2 acquisition of the word order variation of numeral classifier indefinites at the syntax-semantics and syntax-discourse interfaces in L2 Chinese. A computerized acceptability judgment task was administered to 41 advanced and intermediate adult Korean learners of Chinese to collect data in accuracy and reaction times. For accuracy, it was found that the advanced L2 learners have not acquired the target phenomenon to a native-like level and did not score significantly higher than the intermediate L2 learners at both the syntax-semantics and syntax-discourse interfaces. For reaction times, while no significant differences were reported between the syntax-semantics and syntax-discourse interface items for the advanced L2 learners, developmental progress was observed on the syntax-semantics but not the syntax-discourse interface phenomenon. The findings suggest that the internal versus external interface dichotomy should not suffice to account for the acquisition difficulty and processing costs of different linguistic properties in L2 acquisition.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Chinese Language Studies, The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China. jjin@eduhk.hk.Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32556721

Citation

Jin, Jing, and Sihui Ke. "Second Language Acquisition at Interfaces: a Study of the Word Order Variation in the Chinese Nominal Domain." Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 2020.
Jin J, Ke S. Second Language Acquisition at Interfaces: A Study of the Word Order Variation in the Chinese Nominal Domain. J Psycholinguist Res. 2020.
Jin, J., & Ke, S. (2020). Second Language Acquisition at Interfaces: A Study of the Word Order Variation in the Chinese Nominal Domain. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10936-020-09707-6
Jin J, Ke S. Second Language Acquisition at Interfaces: a Study of the Word Order Variation in the Chinese Nominal Domain. J Psycholinguist Res. 2020 Jun 15; PubMed PMID: 32556721.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Second Language Acquisition at Interfaces: A Study of the Word Order Variation in the Chinese Nominal Domain. AU - Jin,Jing, AU - Ke,Sihui, Y1 - 2020/06/15/ PY - 2020/6/20/entrez KW - Interface Hypothesis KW - L2 Chinese KW - Nominal phrase KW - Word order JF - Journal of psycholinguistic research JO - J Psycholinguist Res N2 - This study is aimed to re-examine the Interface Hypothesis via investigating the adult L2 acquisition of the word order variation of numeral classifier indefinites at the syntax-semantics and syntax-discourse interfaces in L2 Chinese. A computerized acceptability judgment task was administered to 41 advanced and intermediate adult Korean learners of Chinese to collect data in accuracy and reaction times. For accuracy, it was found that the advanced L2 learners have not acquired the target phenomenon to a native-like level and did not score significantly higher than the intermediate L2 learners at both the syntax-semantics and syntax-discourse interfaces. For reaction times, while no significant differences were reported between the syntax-semantics and syntax-discourse interface items for the advanced L2 learners, developmental progress was observed on the syntax-semantics but not the syntax-discourse interface phenomenon. The findings suggest that the internal versus external interface dichotomy should not suffice to account for the acquisition difficulty and processing costs of different linguistic properties in L2 acquisition. SN - 1573-6555 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32556721/Second_Language_Acquisition_at_Interfaces:_A_Study_of_the_Word_Order_Variation_in_the_Chinese_Nominal_Domain L2 - https://doi.org/10.1007/s10936-020-09707-6 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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