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|Title: ||省略结构的儿童语言获得研究 = The acquisition of elliptical constructions in child Mandarin|
|Authors: ||Li, Ruya (李汝亞)|
Shi, Dingxu Tim (石定栩)
Hu, Jianhua (胡建華)
|Subjects: ||Language acquisition|
Maturation of grammar
|Issue Date: ||May-2012 |
|Citation: ||中国语文 = Studies of the Chinese language, May 2012, no. 3, p. 211-224, 287.|
This paper reports an experimental study investigating Mandarin-speaking children s interpretation of the elliptical constructions such as the ye-shi(也是) construction,the ye(也)-Aux construction and the null object construction(NOC) in Mandarin Chinese.It is argued in the literature of the generative approach that these constructions are VP ellipsis.But it is evident from our study that the first two constructions behave differently from the third one with respect to the observation of the parallelism principle that constrains the interpretation of VP ellipsis． The findings of our study show that the 4-year-old children like adults observe the parallelism principle in their interpretation of the ye-shi and ye-Aux constructions，but not in that of the null object constructions． The 3-year-old children does not make a clear distinction between them. As the ability of the cross-modular syntax-semantics computation involved in the interpretation of the elliptical constructions matures over time, the present findings provide evidence for the maturation hypothesis of language development.
|Rights: ||© 2012 中国学术期刊电子杂志出版社。本内容的使用仅限于教育、科研之目的。|
© 2012 China Academic Journal Electronic Publishing House. It is to be used strictly for educational and research use.
|Type: ||Journal/Magazine Article|
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