Zoe Pei-sui Luk
List of John Benjamins publications for which Zoe Pei-sui Luk plays a role.
Investigating the transitive and intransitive constructions in English and Japanese: A quantitative study Studies in Language 38:4, pp. 752–7912014
Previous research has suggested that languages differ in terms of how much prominence is given to the agent. Namely, English prefers to give prominence to a human agent, whereas Japanese prefers to suppress the human agent and express events as if they happen spontaneously (e.g., Ikegami 1981). By… read more | Article
10. Motion events in Japanese and English: Does learning a second language change the way you view the world? Space and Time in Languages and Cultures: Linguistic diversity, Filipović, Luna and Katarzyna M. Jaszczolt (eds.), pp. 205–2322012
This study investigates the effect of a typologically different second language on learners’ attention to different aspects of a motion event. Results revealed that L2 learners are not significantly different from the monolinguals in their attention to manner or path. It is proposed that education… read more | Article