A Cross-Linguistic Analysis: Impacts of Relative Clause Structure on Cognition
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- English Relative Clause; Second Language Acquisition; Language and Cognition; First Language Influences
With a rising amount of second language (L2) learners around the world. The understanding and using of L2 sentence structure is largely influenced by first language (L1) thinking patterns, especially when the two languages belong to different language systems. Previous studies on L1 and L2 focus largely on the differences between verb form and tenses. The test subjects in the present study are required to translate English sentences with relative clauses to Chinese. This experiment found that Chinese native speakers who learn English as L2 often fail to distinguish the structural relationship between the main clause and relative clause when given English sentences with relative clauses.
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TY - CONF AU - Chengkangjie Huang AU - Nancy Yan AU - Xiangzhi Deng AU - Yijun Huo PY - 2023 DA - 2023/07/11 TI - A Cross-Linguistic Analysis: Impacts of Relative Clause Structure on Cognition BT - Proceedings of the 2023 2nd International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities and Arts (SSHA 2023) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 219 EP - 227 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/978-2-38476-062-6_28 DO - 10.2991/978-2-38476-062-6_28 ID - Huang2023 ER -