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Gabriele, Alison; McClure, William – Language Acquisition: A Journal of Developmental Linguistics, 2011
The study investigates whether advanced second language (L2) learners can extend beyond the grammatical properties of the first language (L1) to successfully acquire tense and aspect. We examine the acquisition of the semantics of the imperfective marker "te-iru" in Japanese by native speakers of Mandarin Chinese, a language that…
Descriptors: Semantics, Mandarin Chinese, Native Speakers, Japanese