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Yang, Suying – Language Acquisition: A Journal of Developmental Linguistics, 2014
Through examining all instances of the nontarget "be" before verbs in the written interlanguage of Chinese learners at different proficiency levels, the present study reveals that nontarget "be" performs different functions, and there is a function shift from low to high proficiency levels. At the lowest levels, "be"…
Descriptors: Written Language, Interlanguage, Semantics, Syntax