Edited by Ute Römer, Viviana Cortes and Eric Friginal
[Studies in Corpus Linguistics 95] 2020
► pp. 33–58
This study aims to investigate constructions of the verb give used by Korean EFL learners, along with an in-depth analysis of ditransitive use and L1 influences. The use of give in a Korean EFL learner corpus and a reference native speaker corpus is analyzed in terms of different construction types and their frequencies. In-depth analysis of ditransitive use of give was conducted using three factors: pronominality, weight, and semantic classes. L1 influence was discussed and a Korean language corpus was used to provide evidence to strengthen the arguments. This study concludes with the discussion of limitations, and future directions for understanding Korean EFL learners’ developmental trajectory of construction acquisition within the usage-based framework.