The Acquisition of the Narrow-Range Rules for the Dative Alternation in English by Japanese and Chinese Adult Learners of English

dc.contributor.advisor Brown, James D.
dc.contributor.author Inagaki, Shunji en_US
dc.contributor.department University of Hawaii at Manoa. Department of English as a Second Language. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-09T21:59:23Z
dc.date.available 2016-05-09T21:59:23Z
dc.date.issued 1994 en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether adult Japanese and chinese learners of Engish have access to the narrow-range rules for the dative alternation in English Proposed by Pinker (1989). Speclfically, based on certain analyses of the dative constructions in Japanese and chinese and Bley-Vroman's Fundamental Difference Hypothesis. It was hypothesized that (a) adult Japanese learners of English would have access to the dative consequence of ballisticness, but not to the syntactic consequence of manner of speaking for the drtl-ve elternation in English and that (b) adult Chinese learners of English would have access to the latter, but not to the former. Thirty-two native speakerg of English, thirty-two adult Japanese learners of English and thirty-two adult Chinese learners of English served as subjects. A modified version of the questionnaire containing real and made-up verbs developed by Yoshinaga (1991) and Bley-Vroman and Yoshinaga (1992) was used. OnIy hypothesis (b) was supported by the results. Based on the results, the pobability of selective access to UG in second language acquisition is suggested. en_US
dc.format.digitalorigin reformatted digital en_US
dc.format.extent 32 pages en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/40757
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartof University of Hawai'i Working Papers in English as a Second Language 13(1)
dc.title The Acquisition of the Narrow-Range Rules for the Dative Alternation in English by Japanese and Chinese Adult Learners of English en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US
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