The Second Language Acquisition of Past Tense Marker in English by L1 Speakers of Chinese/LE PASSÉ DANS L'ACQUISITION DE L'ANGLAIS EN TANT QU'UNE DEUXIÈME LANGUE PAR LES LOCUTEUR DU CHINOIS
Sharmini, Sharon, Leng, Kelly Tee Pei, Singaram, Nallammai, Jusoff, Kamaruzaman, Canadian Social Science
This study is considered the L2 acquisition and underlying of past tense marker, focusing on whether or not L2 learners of English are successful in associating the grammatical properties with Chinese language. Although the dataset is small, the results showed that Chinese speakers are able to acquire the past-tense marker although Chinese language has none of this feature. The L1 Chinese speakers are able to acquire the regular past-tense marker better compared to the irregular form.
Keywords: Second language acquisition; Past tense marker; L1 Chinese speakers; Irregular form
Résumé: Cet article étudie l'acquisition d'une deuxième langue, et en …
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Publication information: Article title: The Second Language Acquisition of Past Tense Marker in English by L1 Speakers of Chinese/LE PASSÉ DANS L'ACQUISITION DE L'ANGLAIS EN TANT QU'UNE DEUXIÈME LANGUE PAR LES LOCUTEUR DU CHINOIS. Contributors: Sharmini, Sharon - Author, Leng, Kelly Tee Pei - Author, Singaram, Nallammai - Author, Jusoff, Kamaruzaman - Author. Journal title: Canadian Social Science. Volume: 5. Issue: 3 Publication date: May 1, 2009. Page number: 133+. © Canadian Research & Development Center of Sciences and Cultures Oct 31, 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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