Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisorBard, Ellenen
dc.contributor.authorLi, Yuanen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-26T16:08:11Z
dc.date.available2014-03-26T16:08:11Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/8628
dc.description.abstractUnlike English, Mandarin is a language which does not contain tense markers to indicate different tense. For example, some English verbs combined with “ed” in past tense show that the action took place in the past, whereas in Mandarin, speakers may use separate words (e.g. “gang cai”, just now) to express events happened in the past. According to linguistics relativity hypothesis, speakers of English and Mandarin may perceive actions in different tense differently. This paper will study how English speakers, Mandarin speakers and Mandarin-English bilingual speakers perceive actions in different tense in different ways.en
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherThe University of Edinburghen
dc.subjectLinguistic relativityen
dc.subjectBilingul speakersen
dc.titlePerception of action events: a study of monolingual speakers and bilingual speakersen
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationlevelMastersen
dc.type.qualificationnameMSc Master of Scienceen
dcterms.accessRightsRestricted Accessen


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record