Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on Education, Management and Social Science (ICEMSS-13)

Acquisition of English Causative Psych Verbs by Chinese Learners

Authors
Jiandong Kang, Binhua Hou
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Available Online August 2013.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/icemss.2013.50How to use a DOI?
Keywords
causative psych verbs, second language acquisition, Chinese, English
Abstract
This study centers upon, the form-meaning connections of second language (L2) causative psych verbs. More specifically, it attempts to (1) interpret the Chinese learners’ internal representation of knowledge on English causative psych verbs, (2) explain how and to what extent the transfer of the first language (Chinese) motivates similar or different outcomes at different second language (English) proficiency levels, and, consequently, (3) figures out how the Chinese English learners acquire the ability of using second language causative psych verbs’ structure accurately, meaningfully, and appropriately. Based on 90 Chinese English learners and 30 native English speakers, it reveals that Chinese is a crucial factor to influence the acquisition of causative psych verbs in English.
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Proceedings
2013 International Conference on Education, Management and Social Science (ICEMSS-13)
Part of series
Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
August 2013
ISBN
978-90-78677-80-2
ISSN
1951-6851
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icemss.2013.50How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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