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  1. 1. CHINESE L1 ENGLISH LEARNERS A CROSSLINGUISTIC STUDY C H R I S T Y G A N C H E R O T S L 6 0 9 F I N A L P R E S E N T A T I O N
  2. 2. OVERVIEW • Introduction • Phonology Research • Morphology and Syntax Research • Pragmatic and Social Research • Discussion and Future Research • Conclusion 2
  3. 3. INTRODUCTION • Importance of this topic: – China’s population and the need for English teachers • Crosslinguistics and Interlanguage • Interconnectedness of age, socioeconomics, motivation 3
  4. 4. PHONOLOGY RESEARCH • Eckman, F. R. (2004). From phonemic differences to constraint rankings: Research on second language phonology. • Dixon, L. Quentin, Chuang, Hui-Kai, and Quiroz, Blanca (2012). English phonological awareness in bilinguals: A cross-linguistic study of Tamil, Malay and Chinese English- language learners. Journal of Research in Reading, 35(4), 372–392. • Leong, Che Kan, Cheng, Pui Wan, and Tan, Li Hai (2005). “The role of sensitivity to rhymes, phonemes and tones in reading English and Chinese pseudowords. Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 18(1), 1-26. • McDowell, Heather J., & Lorch, Marjorie Perlman (2008). Awareness in Chinese L1 readers of English: Not simply and effect of orthography. TESOL Quarterly, 42(3), 495-513. • Rau, D. Victoria, Chang, Hui-Huan Ann, and Tarone, Elaine E. (2009). Think or sink: Chinese learners’ acquisition of the English voiceless interdental fricative. Language Learning, 59(3), 581-621. 4
  5. 5. MORPHOLOGY AND SYNTAX RESEARCH • Pierce, Lara J., Genesee, Fred and Paradis, Johanne (2013). Acquisition of English grammatical morphology by internationally adopted children from China. Journal of Child Language, 40 (5), 1076-1090. • Lu, Xiaofei (2011). A corpus-based evaluation of syntactic complexity measures as indices of college-level ESL writers' language development. TESOL Quarterly, 45 (1), 36- 62. 5
  6. 6. RESEARCH ON PRAGMATIC AND SOCIAL DIMENSIONS • Chang, Yuh-fang (2011). Refusing in a foreign language: An investigation of problems encountered by Chinese learners of English. Multilingua, 30(1), 71-98. • He, An E (2011). Possibility of crosslingual transfer: A comparative study of Chinese (L1) and English (L2) lessons. The Modern Language Journal, 95 (supplementary issue), 64- 80. • Yu, M.-C (2004). Interlinguistic variation and similarity in second language speech act behavior. The Modern Language Journal, 88(1), 102-119. 6
  7. 7. DISCUSSION • How important is pronunciation? – World Englishes • Syntax/Morphology research and “Big Data” – Future of corpus research 7 Future Technology Corpus Research Big Data
  8. 8. CONCLUSION • Phonology Research • Morphology and Syntax Research • Pragmatic and Social Research • Discussion and Future Research 8
  9. 9. ANY QUESTIONS? 9
  10. 10. THANK YOU! C H R I S T Y G A N C H E R O T S L 6 0 9 F I N A L P R E S E N T A T I O N

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