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LINGUIST List 25.1091

Wed Mar 05 2014

Books: Acquisition of be by Cantonese ESL Learners in Hong Kong and its Pedagogical Implications: Mable

Editor for this issue: Justin Petro <justinlinguistlist.org>

Date: 03-Mar-2014
From: Laura Bally <publicitypeterlang.com>
Subject: Acquisition of be by Cantonese ESL Learners in Hong Kong and its Pedagogical Implications: Mable
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Title: Acquisition of be by Cantonese ESL Learners in Hong Kong and its
Pedagogical Implications
Published: 2013
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
                http://www.peterlang.com

Book URL: http://www.peterlang.com/?431307

Author: Chan Mable
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034313070 Pages: 427 Price: U.S. $ 114.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034313070 Pages: 427 Price: U.K. £ 71.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034313070 Pages: 427 Price: Europe EURO 88.30
Abstract:

The present study examines grammaticality judgment data, production data and acceptability judgment data from 243 Cantonese second language learners and a control group of 12 native English speakers. Research areas concern (a) the role of the first language in the acquisition of be by Cantonese second language learners; (b) the question if properties associated with be remain persistently problematic for Cantonese speakers; (c) developmental stages of the acquisition of be; (d) the relationship between morphology and syntax; and (e) pedagogical implications.

No published L2 research has attempted an in-depth theoretical and empirical treatment of both acquisition and teaching subject matters in one single work. This work helps bridge the gap between acquisition theory and language pedagogy research, benefitting not just language learners but language teachers around the world, and all those who would like to witness a collaboration between second language acquisition theory and second language teaching practice in general.



Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Language Acquisition

Subject Language(s): Chinese, Yue (yue)
                            English (eng)

Written In: English (eng)

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