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How English L2 learners in China perceive and interpret novel English compounds

Abstract:

This study aims to investigate how English learners in China interpret novel English noun-noun compounds. Relevant research literature is for the most part limited to L1 children's interpretations of noun-noun compounds. Therefore the current study extends the research area into the L2 domain with a view to comparing interpretations of L2 learners with those of L1 children in the study of Krott, Gagné and Nicoladis (2008). Fifty-two students from two universities in Shanghai, China participat...

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Journal:
Asian EFL Journal More from this journal
Volume:
13
Issue:
1
Pages:
328-356
Publication date:
2011-03-01
ISSN:
1738-1460
Language:
English
Keywords:
Pubs id:
pubs:342900
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uuid:0cfad19e-50d7-4039-b597-37bc9a334a77
Local pid:
pubs:342900
Source identifiers:
342900
Deposit date:
2015-01-15

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