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Production and Comprehension of Malay Relative Clauses by L1 Children

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dc.contributor.author Chong, Peter
dc.date.accessioned 2021-01-13T01:59:14Z
dc.date.available 2021-01-13T01:59:14Z
dc.date.issued 2018-12-01
dc.identifier.citation Chong, Peter. 2018. Production and Comprehension of Malay Relative Clauses by L1 Children. University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Working Papers in Linguistics 49(6).
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/73273
dc.description.abstract Malay and related languages such as Indonesian are regarded as having a subject relativization advantage in terms of acquisition (Tjung 2009; Bakar, Razak, and Woan 2016). The present study investigates whether there is a preference for agent or patient relative clauses in production and comprehension in child Malay. Twelve Malaysian Malay-speaking children aged 3;9-8;6 (mean: 6;6) participated in an experiment involving an elicited-production task and a picture-selection task. From the overall responses, the children were found not to have any agent or patient preference in terms of production. However, the children performed better for agent relative clauses in terms of comprehension.
dc.publisher University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Department of Linguistics
dc.relation.ispartofseries University of Hawai‘I at Mānoa Working Papers in Linguistics
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike License
dc.subject linguistics
dc.title Production and Comprehension of Malay Relative Clauses by L1 Children
prism.volume 2018
Appears in Collections: Working Papers in Linguistics - 2018


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