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L2 Acquisition of Chinese and Thai nominal phrases

Department of East Asian Studies

Research Students' Seminars on Second Language Chinese

L2 Acquisition of Chinese and Thai nominal phrases

The third seminar of 2013-14 Lent Term will take place on Friday, 7th March, in Room 7 (ground floor) at the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. The speaker will be Woramon Prawatmuang (FAMES), who will present her PhD project on L2 Acquisition of Chinese and Thai nominal phrases (see abstract below). The seminar starts at 4pm and ends at 6pm.

The Research Students' Seminars on Chinese as a Second Language are held by the L2 Chinese research group of the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. The aim of these seminars is to provide research students with a platform to discuss recent development in the field, to present their research work and to receive feedback from teaching staff and fellow students. The seminars are supervised by Dr Boping Yuan.

All are welcome!

Abstract

The presentation is about my ongoing project on L2 acquisition of nominal phrases in Chinese and Thai. During the presentation, properties of Chinese and Thai nominal phrases will be presented and contrasted to serve as a basis for the acquisition research. The properties that I will focus on include nominal phrase structures, the related lexical and functional categories, plural markers, and modification markers. Questions about the representation of Chinese nominal phrases by Thai learners and the representation of Thai nominal phrases by Chinese learners will be raised, with some predictions on their behaviours based on current SLA theories.


For further information, contact:

Lulu Zhang
PhD Student, Chinese Studies
Department of East Asian Studies