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作者 Wang, Kenny, author
書名 The acquisition of passive constructions in L2 English by Mandarin speakers / Kenny Wang
出版項 Muenchen : LINCOM GmbH, 2016
國際標準書號 9783862886760 (pbk.)
386288676X (pbk.)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  PE1285 .W34 2016    在架上    30630020093066
說明 viii, 282 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
系列 LINCOM studies in language acquisition ; 35
附註 Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Western Sydney University
Includes bibliographical references (pages 200-270)
"Native speakers can make efficient use of discourse-pragmatic devices such as the passive constructions effortlessly to communicate from an alternative perspectives. The acquisition and the felicitous use of discourse-pragmatic devices is an important milestone for L2 learners. This study utilises Processability Theory (Pienemann, 1998; Pienemann, Di Biase, & Kawaguchi, 2005) as the language development framework to investigate the acquisition and development of various English passive constructions by Mandarin speakers. A cross-sectional study and a pretest/posttest study were employed to test the hypothesised order of acquisition of various English passive constructions and to investigate the processing factors that underlie the order of acquisition. Speech data from learners in both the English as a second language (ESL) and English as a foreign language (EFL) contexts were collected for analysis and comparison. Results show that, as hypothesised by the Processability Theory extension, learners at lower stages of development will use only the active construction, and that passive constructions will be more effortful for learners to process due to the greater processing loads involved in the required argument to grammatical function mapping. Furthermore, the study found that learners' development of various constructions under the broad passive voice category proceeds in a sequential fashion"-- Provided by publisher
主題 English language -- Passive voice
Second language acquisition
Construction grammar
Interlanguage (Language learning)
English language -- Study and teaching -- Mandarin speakers
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