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Charters, A. Helen – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 1997
Examines why learners of Mandarin use overt nouns and pronouns to a greater extent than native speakers. Findings indicate that no single syntactic structure is a significant contributor to the different rates of optional ellipsis but that some learners use ellipsis only in syntactic contexts permissible in English and most use it in a narrower…
Descriptors: Adults, College Students, Context Effect, Discourse Analysis