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1. Hsieh, Ya-Li. The Acquisition of Null Pronouns of EFL learners in Taiwan.

Degree: Master, Foreign Language and Literature, 2008, NSYSU

The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the null subject phenomenon in the acquisition of English by Taiwan EFL learners to see whether the participants are influenced by their L1 knowledge or UG and whether they can reset their L1 value of null subject parameter. Two experimental tasks in questionnaire, grammaticality judgment task (GJ) and paragraph translation task (PT), and one oral task, storytelling task (ST), were adopted in this study. As for the participants, in the questionnaire part the GJ and PT tasks were given to 132 EFL learners, which were divided into the lower proficiency group (n=56) and the higher proficiency group (n=76), and 15 native speakers of English as a control group. Besides, we reanalyze the data of the ST task in Lin & Wu (2005), which consisted of 20 high English proficiency participants and 20 low English proficiency participants. Overall, the main findings are summarized as follows: 1. Chinese topic constructions seem to influence profoundly on the L2A of English by EFL learners. This may imply that L2 learners acquire the L2 through L1-based knowledge. 2. The asymmetry of null subjects and null objects was found in our data across the three tasks, which suggests EFL learners treated both features differently and have difficulty in unlearning null objects. We support Kongâs (2005) claim that Chinese learners are influenced by L1 topic structure but they adjust this rule to: every sentence must have an overt topic in the sentence-initial position. 3. The different judgments between matrix and embedded clauses with null subjects and null expletives may infer EFL learners do not intrinsically reset the parameter of null subjects. 4. According to our results in ST task, there seems to be several patterns which make null subjects and null objects easier to occur, such as structures with coordinate relationship or clear reference relationship. These sentence patterns prove that the EFL learners are still easier to be influenced by the discourse-oriented feature in Chinese. According to the result, we may infer that the position of Partial Access to UG probably the best answer to our research questions since it is assumed that through Partial Access to UG, L2 learners will not be able to acquire the L2 values of parameters when these differ from the L1; that is, UG is accessible but only via the setting of the L1. Advisors/Committee Members: Ai-Li Hsin (chair), Shu-Ing Shyu (committee member), Lan-Hsin Chang (chair).

Subjects/Keywords: parameter resetting; Universal Grammar; null pronouns

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APA (6th Edition):

Hsieh, Y. (2008). The Acquisition of Null Pronouns of EFL learners in Taiwan. (Thesis). NSYSU. Retrieved from http://etd.lib.nsysu.edu.tw/ETD-db/ETD-search/view_etd?URN=etd-0714108-104345

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Hsieh, Ya-Li. “The Acquisition of Null Pronouns of EFL learners in Taiwan.” 2008. Thesis, NSYSU. Accessed April 18, 2021. http://etd.lib.nsysu.edu.tw/ETD-db/ETD-search/view_etd?URN=etd-0714108-104345.

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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Hsieh, Ya-Li. “The Acquisition of Null Pronouns of EFL learners in Taiwan.” 2008. Web. 18 Apr 2021.

Vancouver:

Hsieh Y. The Acquisition of Null Pronouns of EFL learners in Taiwan. [Internet] [Thesis]. NSYSU; 2008. [cited 2021 Apr 18]. Available from: http://etd.lib.nsysu.edu.tw/ETD-db/ETD-search/view_etd?URN=etd-0714108-104345.

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Hsieh Y. The Acquisition of Null Pronouns of EFL learners in Taiwan. [Thesis]. NSYSU; 2008. Available from: http://etd.lib.nsysu.edu.tw/ETD-db/ETD-search/view_etd?URN=etd-0714108-104345

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NSYSU

2. Huang, Shin-chin. THE DETERMINING FACTORS OF DATIVE ALTERNATION IN CHINESE.

Degree: Master, Foreign Language and Literature, 2009, NSYSU

The issue of dative alternation construction has long been a debated topic in the linguistics field. This thesis especially focuses on the grammatical weight interpretation. Quirk et al. (1972) stated the end-weight rule, which predicted that people tended to put the NP which is heavier at the final position of a sentence. However, how to define the heaviness of NP is still in debate. Ross (1967) claimed that an NP is heavy if it dominates âa sentenceâ. Emonds (1976: 112) argued that an NP is called as heavy in the complex NP shift is that the NP dominates an S or PP. On the other hand, Hawkins (1990, 1994) proposed the idea that the heaviness is determined by the number of words dominated by a NP. Therefore, this thesis tries to shed some light on the precise definition of grammatical weight for Chinese native speakers. Secondly, Chang (2001) argued that the echo effect was prominent for Chinese native speakers to determing the dative word order variation. The subjects tended to echo the question pattern when they responded to that question. Hence, this thesis also tries to investigate the phenomenon when the echo effect issue meets with the grammatical weight interpretation. Judgment task, contextual questions task and corpus analysis are adopted in this study. Contextual questions task tries to investigate the subjectsâ response to a contextual question which contains dative verbs. The purpose of this contextual questions task is to know when the complexity effect meets with the echo effect, what is more determining. The judgment task tests the participantsâ judgment on the grammaticality of sentences which contains dative alternation. The purpose of this questionnaire is to see if the complexity of a NP contributes to the determining of a dative alternation construction. The corpus used is Chinese Word Sketch corpus developed by Academia Sinica. There are 253 sentences in total. I try to consider the length of the constituents and the complexity of constituents in dative alternation. In the first section of the questionnaire, the result shows that the Chinese native speakers are both sensitive to the echo effect and the complexity effect. Besides, the preference for the dative sentence type is also found based on the result. In the second section of the questionnaire, the result indicates that the Chinese native speakers are indeed sensitive to the complexity of a NP. The subjects tend to rate the sentences which contains a more complex NP at the final position of a sentence more acceptable than that at the middle of a sentence. In addition, the preference of the dative sentence type is also found in the result. In the corpus study, the results show that subjects are both sensitive to the complexity of constituents and length of constituents. In conclusion, the Chinese native speakers in this study shows sensitivity to both the complexity effect, length effect and echo effect. Furthermore, in both questionnaires, the preference for the dative sentence type is identified. This preference can be explained through… Advisors/Committee Members: Huei-lin Lin (chair), Shu-ing Shyu (committee member), Lan-hsin Chang (chair), Hui-chin Lin (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: echo effect; grammatical weight; dative alternation

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APA (6th Edition):

Huang, S. (2009). THE DETERMINING FACTORS OF DATIVE ALTERNATION IN CHINESE. (Thesis). NSYSU. Retrieved from http://etd.lib.nsysu.edu.tw/ETD-db/ETD-search/view_etd?URN=etd-0827109-143825

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Huang, Shin-chin. “THE DETERMINING FACTORS OF DATIVE ALTERNATION IN CHINESE.” 2009. Thesis, NSYSU. Accessed April 18, 2021. http://etd.lib.nsysu.edu.tw/ETD-db/ETD-search/view_etd?URN=etd-0827109-143825.

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Huang, Shin-chin. “THE DETERMINING FACTORS OF DATIVE ALTERNATION IN CHINESE.” 2009. Web. 18 Apr 2021.

Vancouver:

Huang S. THE DETERMINING FACTORS OF DATIVE ALTERNATION IN CHINESE. [Internet] [Thesis]. NSYSU; 2009. [cited 2021 Apr 18]. Available from: http://etd.lib.nsysu.edu.tw/ETD-db/ETD-search/view_etd?URN=etd-0827109-143825.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Huang S. THE DETERMINING FACTORS OF DATIVE ALTERNATION IN CHINESE. [Thesis]. NSYSU; 2009. Available from: http://etd.lib.nsysu.edu.tw/ETD-db/ETD-search/view_etd?URN=etd-0827109-143825

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NSYSU

3. Chou, Yi-huei. Acquisition of English Relative Clause by Taiwan EFL College Students.

Degree: Master, Foreign Language and Literature, 2006, NSYSU

This study set out to examine the Taiwan college studentsâ underlying knowledge of English relative clauses in attempt to see what the factor(s) is/are that constrain(s) the learnersâ language acquisition process, whether it is the universal factor, the native language, or human general problem solving skill. Three predictor hypotheses were used in this investigation: NAPH, PDH, and SOHH, which are motivated by different theoretical backgrounds. The NPAH is based on the typological markedness, the PDH is based on the notion of human limited capacity of short term memory, and SOHH the combination of NPAH and PDH, and the structural difficulty of relative clause. The data from 84 non-English major college students of NSYSU were elicited using three kinds of tasks: sentence combination test, Chinese-English translation test, and grammaticality judgment test. 12 types of English relative clauses were analyzed in this study, namely SS, SO, SIO, SOPREP, SGEN, SOCOMP, OS, OO,OIO, OOPREP,OGEN, OOCOMP. In addition, the learnersâ avoidance strategies were extensively analyzed to see what was actually avoided as they were engaged in the formation of English relative clauses. Implicationally, the results suggest that Universal Grammar may be still operative in the minds of the adult FL language learners. Overall, we have the following findings: 1.The learnersâ acquisition of relative clauses is largely constrained by the universal markedness by NPAH, except GEN, and the order between IO and OPREP. 2.The retention of pronoun is largely constrained by the linguistic universals of NPAH, but Chinese also has certain influence on the learnersâ choice of supplying resumptive pronoun. 3.The learners largely did experience more difficulty in center-embedded relative clauses, which matches PDH. 4.Largely, SOHH is a valid prediction of the learnersâ acquisition of relative clauses. 5.The learners tended to avoid relativization on the positions low on the NPAH, except GEN. 6.The learners did frequently avoid OCOMP relatives and center-embedded relative clauses. Advisors/Committee Members: Shu-ing Shyu (committee member), Yu-huey Lin (chair), Lan-hsin Chang (chair).

Subjects/Keywords: SOHH; PDH; NPAH; human cognition; avoidance strategies

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APA (6th Edition):

Chou, Y. (2006). Acquisition of English Relative Clause by Taiwan EFL College Students. (Thesis). NSYSU. Retrieved from http://etd.lib.nsysu.edu.tw/ETD-db/ETD-search/view_etd?URN=etd-0213106-124245

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Chou, Yi-huei. “Acquisition of English Relative Clause by Taiwan EFL College Students.” 2006. Thesis, NSYSU. Accessed April 18, 2021. http://etd.lib.nsysu.edu.tw/ETD-db/ETD-search/view_etd?URN=etd-0213106-124245.

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Chou, Yi-huei. “Acquisition of English Relative Clause by Taiwan EFL College Students.” 2006. Web. 18 Apr 2021.

Vancouver:

Chou Y. Acquisition of English Relative Clause by Taiwan EFL College Students. [Internet] [Thesis]. NSYSU; 2006. [cited 2021 Apr 18]. Available from: http://etd.lib.nsysu.edu.tw/ETD-db/ETD-search/view_etd?URN=etd-0213106-124245.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Chou Y. Acquisition of English Relative Clause by Taiwan EFL College Students. [Thesis]. NSYSU; 2006. Available from: http://etd.lib.nsysu.edu.tw/ETD-db/ETD-search/view_etd?URN=etd-0213106-124245

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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