TITLE

Syntactic effects of feature-driven movement in Russian speakers' L2 Chinese grammars

AUTHOR(S)
Dugarova, Esuna
PUB. DATE
September 2013
SOURCE
Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism;2013, Vol. 3 Issue 4, p389
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Availability of wh-topicalization in Chinese raises a question as to whether a wh-topic in L2 Chinese is derived by feature-driven movement and, if it is, whether such movement is subject to syntactic constraints. The current study tests the sensitivity of very advanced Russian speakers' L2 Chinese wh-topicalization to a complex NP island and reconstruction, which are taken as a diagnostic of movement. The results of an acceptability judgement test and a multiple choice interpretation test show that L2 Chinese grammars are constrained by a complex NP island and reconstruction, which provides empirical evidence that L2 Chinese wh-topicalization involves movement driven by an uninterpretable [+Top] feature.
ACCESSION #
90671867

 

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