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Catalan existential sentences produced by Chinese learners

In this paper we intend to show how L1 influences the Catalan existential sentences produced by Chinese learners of Catalan. This study is based on data generated by means of semi-structured interviews to 6 adult learners living in North-Eastern Catalonia. In order to better understand the Catalan existential sentences they produce, we also take into account their production of attributive, locative and possessive sentences, as well as their use of the verbal inflection in L2 and the use of the clitic hi, which also appears in the existential verb haver-hi. We conclude that all these factors are relevant to explain why Catalan existential constructions are so difficult to acquire for Chinese learners

This article has benefited from a grant of the Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (FFI2009-07635 (FILO)), a grant of the Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (FFI2012-31415), and a third one from the Universitat de Girona (Singular Action 2010: “Creating a corpus of Catalan speech produced by foreign learners”)

© Italian Journal of Linguistics, 2015, vol. 27, núm. 2, p.1-46

Pacini Editore

Author: Gràcia i Solé, Lluïsa
Date: 2015
Abstract: In this paper we intend to show how L1 influences the Catalan existential sentences produced by Chinese learners of Catalan. This study is based on data generated by means of semi-structured interviews to 6 adult learners living in North-Eastern Catalonia. In order to better understand the Catalan existential sentences they produce, we also take into account their production of attributive, locative and possessive sentences, as well as their use of the verbal inflection in L2 and the use of the clitic hi, which also appears in the existential verb haver-hi. We conclude that all these factors are relevant to explain why Catalan existential constructions are so difficult to acquire for Chinese learners
This article has benefited from a grant of the Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (FFI2009-07635 (FILO)), a grant of the Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (FFI2012-31415), and a third one from the Universitat de Girona (Singular Action 2010: “Creating a corpus of Catalan speech produced by foreign learners”)
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ISSN: 1120-2726
Document access: http://hdl.handle.net/10256/12738
Language: eng
Publisher: Pacini Editore
Collection: MICINN/PN 2010-2013/FFI2009-07635
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Is part of: © Italian Journal of Linguistics, 2015, vol. 27, núm. 2, p.1-46
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Subject: Llengua segona -- Adquisició
Second language acquisition
Català -- Adquisició
Catalan language -- Acquisition
Title: Catalan existential sentences produced by Chinese learners
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
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