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A Textbook-Based Study On Measure Word Acquisition In Learners Of Chinese As A Second Langauge, Shaofang Wang
The Chinese language features a rich class of words called measure words that serve as units for counting objects and actions. In comparison with English and other Indo-European languages, Chinese makes much more extensive use of measure words. American students who study Chinese as a second language often find it hard to acquire the usage of Chinese measure words. To obtain a comprehensive and objective evaluation of students’ measure words acquisition, I designed an experiment where measure words as introduced in Integrated Chinese are collected.
In the current study, measure words are divided into two categories by their semantic features ...