Studies in Chinese and Japanese Language Acquisition

In honor of Stephen Crain

| The Ohio State University
| National Tsing Hua University
| Soochow University
ISBN 9789027253231 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027265869 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
This book focuses on important methodological and theoretical issues in Chinese and Japanese L1 and L2 acquisition. All contributions discuss experiments using the Truth Value Judgment Task (TVJT), on three syntactic and semantic domains, binding, scope interaction, and wh- and logical expressions. The issues in these grammatical domains are particularly well suited for TVJT studies as the task allows for the testing of particular interpretations among alternative representations and reveals children’s and adults’ understandings of these constructions. The book is a tribute to Stephen Crain’s contribution to the field of Chinese and Japanese language acquisition within the framework of Generative Grammar. It is a state-of-the-art collection that offers a picture of cutting-edge research on children’s and adult’s Chinese and Japanese acquisition. Readers will find the book a rich source of ideas and the starting point of new projects.
[Language Acquisition and Language Disorders, 60]  2017.  vi, 286 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Studies in Chinese and Japanese Language Acquisition
Mineharu Nakayama, Yi-ching Su and Aijun Huang
Part I. Tasks
Chapter 1. The Truth Value Judgment Task: An update
Rosalind Thornton
Chapter 2. Negation, uncertainty, and the Truth Value Judgment Task
Takuya Goro
Part II. Binding
Chapter 3. Logophoric ziji in Mandarin child language
Yi-ching Su
Chapter 4. Kare and the acquisition of bound variable interpretations by Korean speaking learners of Japanese
Sungshim Hong and Mineharu Nakayama
Chapter 5. Interpretation of bound pronouns by learners of Japanese Sign Language
Kazumi Matsuoka and Diane Lillo-Martin
Chapter 6. The acquisition of the non-subject status of nominative objects in Japanese
Tetsuya Sano, Hiroyuki Shimada and Yoshiki Fujiwara
Part III. Scope Interactions
Chapter 7. Scrambling and locality constraints in child Japanese
Koji Sugisaki and Keiko Murasugi
Chapter 8. On scope interaction between subject QPs and negation in child grammar
Yoichi Miyamoto and Kazuko Yatsushiro
Chapter 9. Native and non-native comprehension of the Japanese existential quantifier nanko-ka
Utako Minai and Naoko Nadtochiy
Part IV. Wh-words and Logical Expressions
Chapter 10. Free choice and wh-indefinites in child Mandarin
Peng Zhou
Chapter 11. The acquisition of the wh-pronoun duo-shao in child Mandarin
Aijun Huang and Francesco-Alessio Ursini
Chapter 12. Logical expressions in Mandarin-speaking children with autism spectrum disorders
Yi (Esther) Su
Name Index
Subject Index
Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFDC – Language acquisition
BISAC Subject: LAN009040 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Psycholinguistics
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2017002161 | Marc record