dc.contributor.authorSak, Hui Er
dc.contributor.authorGao, Helena Hong
dc.contributor.editorDong, Minghui*
dc.contributor.editorLin, Jingxia*
dc.contributor.editorTang, Xuri*
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-01T08:24:09Z
dc.date.available2017-08-01T08:24:09Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationSak, H. E., & Gao, H. H. (2016). The Polysemy of the Chinese Action Verb “Dǎ” and Its Implications in Child Language Acquisition. 17th Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop, 524-533.en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-3-319-49507-1
dc.identifier.isbn978-3-319-49508-8
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10220/43511
dc.description.abstractThe Chinese verb “dǎ” is a polysemous and frequently used verb. Studies have shown that it is one of the earliest verbs acquired by monolingual children by the age of five year old, they can use most of the commonly used senses in their daily life. But whether it is an easy task for bilingual children to acquire and use the verb in different contexts is unknown. Our study investigated the usage pattern of “dǎ” by 30 Chinese-English bilingual preschool children in Singapore. Visual stimuli depicting “dǎ” actions were used to elicit descriptions from the participants. The results reveal that the meaning representations of “dǎ” in the semantic domains such as “social interaction” and “physical punishment” are most commonly used by the children while the meaning representations of “dǎ” in the semantic domains such as “fastening” and “possession” are the least used by the children. This paper will discuss the factors that affect the children’s use of the polysemous verb.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipMOE (Min. of Education, S’pore)en_US
dc.format.extent10 p.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rights© 2016 Springer International Publishing AG. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Chinese Lexical Semantics, Springer International Publishing AG. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49508-8_49].en_US
dc.subjectdǎ polysemyen_US
dc.subjectChinese language acquisitionen_US
dc.titleThe Polysemy of the Chinese Action Verb “Dǎ” and Its Implications in Child Language Acquisitionen_US
dc.typeConference Paper
dc.contributor.conference17th Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop (CLSW2016)en_US
dc.contributor.schoolCollege of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciencesen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49508-8_49
dc.description.versionAccepted versionen_US


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