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Acquisition of Relative Clauses, L1
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The relative clause (RC) construction, an example of complex sentence structure, has played a significant role in understanding children’s linguistic knowledge of embedding and non-local dependencies. Chinese, which has a typologically rare combination of a subject-verb-object (SVO) word order and pre-nominal RCs (Dryer 2005), has drawn researchers’ attention i…

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Chun-Chieh HSU, “Acquisition of Relative Clauses, L1”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 29 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2210-7363_ecll_COM_000102>
First published online: 2015

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