Interface between Syntax and Semantics in L2 Chinese
(2,235 words)

1. Introduction

It has been claimed that in children’s first language development, semantic representations appear early and predominate, while syntactic rules and representations develop relatively late (e.g., Goodluck 1991). In acquiring their mother tongue, children must go through different stages, during the first two stages of which (the one-word and the tw…

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Doris Chun-Yin CHEN, “Interface between Syntax and Semantics in L2 Chinese”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 23 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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