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Title: Second Language Acquisition of Relative Clauses in the Languages of East Asia
Author: Alan Juffs
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Homepage: http://www.linguistics.pitt.edu/people/faculty/juffs.htm
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Linguistic Field: Syntax
Subject Language: Chinese, Yue
Japanese
Korean
Abstract: The study of relative clauses (RCs) has been central to both theoretical linguistics and studies in acquisition. This thematic issue of Studies in Second Language Acquisition makes a very important new contribution in this area by highlighting recent developments in thinking on the structure of RCs crosslinguistically and by introducing new data on the acquisition of Japanese, Korean, and Cantonese as first languages (L1s) and second languages (L2s). In this commentary, I will focus on two themes that emerge from the articles: representation and processing of RCs.

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This article appears IN Studies in Second Language Acquisition Vol. 29, Issue 2, which you can READ on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



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