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Title:Binding Interpretations in Adult Bilingualism: A Study of Language Transfer in L2 Learners and Heritage Speakers of Korean
Author(s):Kim, Ji-Hye
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Montrul, Silvina A.
Department / Program:Linguistics
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Language, Linguistics
Abstract:Two anaphors (caki and caki-casin) were investigated to test core vs. exempt binding of Korean. Two experiments were conducted --- one with Truth Value Judgment with stories, which tests core binding properties such as size of Governing Category (Manzini and Wexler 1987) and Sub-command (Tang 1989), and the other with Grammaticality Judgment Task coupled with Preferential Sentence Interpretation, which tests exempt binding properties such as logophoricity conditions (Sells 1987) and strict vs. sloppy reading in VP ellipsis (Huang and Liu 2001). Overall results show that the subjects performed better with UG-based properties than language-specific properties. The results also reveal the effects of transfer from different languages in interpretations of Korean core binding by bilingual groups; however, bilinguals did not show expected transfer with language-specific interface properties in Korean exempt binding. Overall responses show that the early bilinguals are more similar to Korean monolinguals compared to the late bilinguals.
Issue Date:2007
Description:282 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3301165
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2007

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