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Chen, Liang and Xiangyu Jiang. 2019. Preferred argument structure in the narratives of Chinese-English bilinguals and their monolingual peers. International Journal of Bilingualism 23 (5) : 873–887.
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SAGE Publications


This paper aims to tease apart the roles of different factors that contribute to potential divergence between bilingual and monolingual speakers in the patterns of preferred argument structure (PAS) in spoken discourse. The findings suggest that it is necessary, and indeed empirically possible, to tease apart not only the effect of age of second language acquisition from the effect of cross-linguistic influence, but also these two effects from the general effect of bilingualism in bilingual development and use.