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Production and Comprehension of Malay Relative Clauses by L1 Children

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Title:Production and Comprehension of Malay Relative Clauses by L1 Children
Authors:Chong, Peter
Keywords:linguistics
Date Issued:01 Dec 2018
Publisher:University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Department of Linguistics
Citation:Chong, Peter. 2018. Production and Comprehension of Malay Relative Clauses by L1 Children. University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Working Papers in Linguistics 49(6).
Series:University of Hawai‘I at Mānoa Working Papers in Linguistics
Abstract:Malay and related languages such as Indonesian are regarded as having a subject relativization advantage in terms of acquisition (Tjung 2009; Bakar, Razak, and Woan 2016). The present study investigates whether there is a preference for agent or patient relative clauses in production and comprehension in child Malay. Twelve Malaysian Malay-speaking children aged 3;9-8;6 (mean: 6;6) participated in an experiment involving an elicited-production task and a picture-selection task. From the overall responses, the children were found not to have any agent or patient preference in terms of production. However, the children performed better for agent relative clauses in terms of comprehension.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/73273
Rights:Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike License
Volume:2018
Appears in Collections: Working Papers in Linguistics - 2018


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