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Chinese Reflexives in L2 acquisition and L1 Attrition

Research Seminars on Chinese Linguistics & Chinese as a Second Language 

Michaelmas Term, 2016

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The Research Seminars on Chinese Linguistics and Chinese as a Second Language ("L2 Chinese") 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 a platform for researchers to discuss recent developments in the field, to present their work and to receive feedback from fellow researchers. The seminars are supervised by Dr Boping Yuan.

All are welcome!

  • Friday, 25th November, 2016 in Room 7 at the Faculty
    Chinese Reflexives in L2 acquisition and L1 Attrition
    Manyun Liu

The seminar starts at 4:00pm and ends at 6:00pm.


In this seminar, the theoretical background, experiment design and pilot study data of my on-going PhD project will be presented. The project aims to investigate properties of Chinese reflexives at the interfaces, tapping both the L2 acquisition among English learners of Mandarin Chinese and the L1 attrition among Chinese-English bilinguals. A series of picture-matching tasks and a self-paced reading is adopted in order to investigate the source of the hypothesized divergence across the bilingual groups.


For further information, contact:

Ruyi Dai
PhD Student, Chinese Studies
Department of East Asian Studies