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Acquisition of Word Order and Phrase Structure, L1
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This lemma discusses the acquisition of word order and phrase structure in early child Chinese (primarily in Mandarin), focusing on the following aspects of word order and phrase structure. First, with no case markers, Chinese crucially relies on word order for marking grammatical functions such as subject and object. The canonical word order, tho…

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Miao-Ling HSIEH, “Acquisition of Word Order and Phrase Structure, L1”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 03 December 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2210-7363_ecll_COM_000104>
First published online: 2015



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