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dc.contributor.advisorSorace, Antonellaen
dc.contributor.advisorRohde, Hannahen
dc.contributor.authorZhan, Meilinen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-26T15:33:28Z
dc.date.available2014-03-26T15:33:28Z
dc.date.issued2013-11-27
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/8602
dc.description.abstractThis work fits within a broader framework of bilingual language development in relation to the Interface Hypothesis. In this study, I focus on a specific population of bilingual speakers — L2 advanced speakers of English from different L1 backgrounds, using specific interface structures — pronouns and reflexives in Picture Noun Phrases (PNPs, e.g. Sheldon showed Leonard a picture of him/himself)as windows into the non-convergence bilingual speakers exhibit at the interface structures. Specifically, this work investigates the residual non-convergence in advanced L2 speakers for structures involving interfaces between syntax and semantics/pragmatics, centering around two accounts: crosslinguistic influence and processing inefficiency. This study lends support to a model of L2 anaphora resolution in which different weighs and directions of structural and non-structural information are considered on a gradient basis.en
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherThe University of Edinburghen
dc.subjectL2 acquisitionen
dc.subjectthe Interface Hypothesisen
dc.subjectanaphora resolutionen
dc.subjectbilingual language developmenten
dc.titleAnaphora Resolution in Advanced L2 Speakers of Englishen
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationlevelMastersen
dc.type.qualificationnameMSc Master of Scienceen
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