The syntactic development of school-age Chinese-speaking children learning English

@inproceedings{Xiao2002TheSD,
  title={The syntactic development of school-age Chinese-speaking children learning English},
  author={Yun Xiao},
  year={2002}
}
This study investigates the role of topic-prominence properties in the syntactic development of Chinese-speaking children learning English. Three 6-7 year-old Chinese-speaking children were observed once every other week over an eight-month period in Hawaii. Their production was compared with that of their English counterparts. While there is evidence of target subject-prominence properties in the Chinese-speaking children's speech, topic-prominence properties were also found. It is suggested… CONTINUE READING