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By Wenying Jiang

During this ebook, linguistic achievements of be aware order experiences in chinese language were utilized to chinese language moment language acquisition study. by way of reading a lot of be aware order error made through beginners of chinese language as a international language (CFL), this ebook has built a style for describing and explaining chinese language observe order mistakes. With this technique, the booklet has the aptitude to empower CFL academics world wide to coach chinese language in an educated demeanour, and especially to educate chinese language notice order extra successfully and successfully.

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However, no adequate means is available for Chinese L2 researchers and teachers to explicitly describe these word order errors. Without an explicit description, Chinese word order errors cannot be categorized and neither can they be adequately explained for instruction purposes. Word order errors frequently occur in learners’ Chinese L2 performance, however, no adequate means is available to describe them, nor are any adequate explanations available to account for them. In other words, while it is widely acknowledged that it is problematic for nativeEnglish-speaking learners to acquire Chinese word order, it is not clear what the exact problems are.

They easily reset the head parameter in their second stage, then reset the verb movement parameter, but had considerable di‰culty in resetting the topicali- 30 Review of the literature (1) zation parameter, which is ‘‘contrary to what is found in German L2 acquisition’’ (Hulk, 1991, p. 30). Hertel (2003) has investigated the acquisition of Spanish L2 word order by native speakers of English. He considered the lexical and discourse factors in determining the word order of intransitive sentences, specifically subject-verb (SV) versus verb-subject (VS) in Spanish L2 word order acquisition.

105). The legitimacy of Cook’s criticism is obvious. The reliance on syntactic movement makes it unclear just how this approach is to apply to languages without movement. Li and Thompson (1985) provide strong evidence against a movement rule hypothesis in Chinese. They argue that The UG approach: word order as a value in parameter setting 29 one word order is not the result of another word order through movement in Chinese. They state ‘‘Each of the various word order possibilities in such a language [Chinese] corresponds to a particular discourserelated meaning, and these correlations are simply learned by the speaker of the language’’ (p.

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