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dc.contributor.authorYao, Panpan
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-30T15:01:53Z
dc.date.available2018-01-30T15:01:53Z
dc.date.issued2017-12-18
dc.date.submitted2018-01-30T13:42:39.050Z
dc.identifier.citationYao, P. 2018. THE ON-LINE PROCESSING AND ANTICIPATION BUILDING IN NATIVE MANDARIN SPEAKERS AND LATE DUTCH-MANDARIN LEARNERS. Queen Mary University of Londonen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/31875
dc.descriptionPhDen_US
dc.description.abstractIn order to explore late L2ers’ on-line processing of mass/count syntactic cues which are unique-to-L2 constructions and can only be acquired through implicit learning, a Visual World Paradigm experiment and a Reading for Comprehension experiment were conducted on high proficiency late Dutch-Mandarin learners and native Mandarin speakers. The mass/count syntactic cues in Mandarin (the Adj-CL word order, and the insertion of the modification maker de after a classifier) are unique-to-L2 constructions for Dutch-Mandarin learners, since there exists no classifier in Dutch. Li, Barner, & Huang (2008) is the first experimental study explored native Mandarin speakers’ off-line using of the mass/count syntactic cues. They found that nominal phrases with different mass/count syntactic cues led native Mandarin speakers to have different interpretations. It remains unclear how native Mandarin speakers on-line process the mass/count syntactic cues, and whether late L2-Mandarin learners can acquire these mass/count syntactic cues and exhibit native-like behaviours in real time processing. To tackle these questions, the current research tested native Mandarin speakers’ and high proficiency late Dutch-Mandarin learners’ predictive processing of nominal phrases with different mass/count syntactic cues. Both of the two syntactic cues (the Adj-CL word order, and the insertion of the modification maker de after a classifier) were used in the current research, as well as typical count and mass nouns. The results showed that native Mandarin speakers can take advantage of the mass/count syntactic cues in real time predictive processing. Late Dutch-Mandarin learners exhibited native-like behaviours in the Visual World Paradigm experiment, but non-native-like behaviours in the Reading for Comprehension experiment. The findings indicated that late L2ers can acquire unique-to-L2 constructions through implicit learning, and their processing difficulties are caused by limited cognitive resources but not deficient representations.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipChina Scholarship Council (CSC) and Queen Mary University of Londonen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherQueen Mary University of Londonen_US
dc.rightsThe copyright of this thesis rests with the author and no quotation from it or information derived from it may be published without the prior written consent of the author
dc.subjectLinguisticsen_US
dc.subjectNative Mandarin speakersen_US
dc.subjectDUTCH-MANDARIN LEARNERSen_US
dc.subjectmass/count syntactic cuesen_US
dc.titleTHE ON-LINE PROCESSING AND ANTICIPATION BUILDING IN NATIVE MANDARIN SPEAKERS AND LATE DUTCH-MANDARIN LEARNERSen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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