LCEAL: Makiko Hirawakawa (Chuo University) — Acquisition of Long-Distance Reflexive Binding in Japanese by Chinese Speakers

28 november 2022 15:15 till 17:00 Seminarium

Speaker: Makiko Hirakawa (Chuo University) Title: Acquisition of Long-Distance Reflexive Binding in Japanese by Chinese Speakers


The Japanese reflexive zibun allows both local and long-distance (LD) binding interpretations. In a recent analysis, zibunis categorized into three types: zibun bound locally by a co-argument, zibun bound by an empathic LD antecedent, and zibun bound by a logophoric LD antecedent. An empathic antecedent is the participant in a sentence that the speaker most empathizes with, whereas, a logophoric antecedent is an individual “whose speech, thoughts, feelings, or general state of unconsciousness are reported”(Clements, 1975). Chinese also has a reflexive, ziji (self), that can be bound by an LD antecedent, like Japanese zibun. However, Chinese ziji is categorized into two (not three) types: locally bound ziji and zijibound by a logophoric LD antecedent (Huan, Li and Li, 2009). The goal of this talk is to determine whether Chinese-speaking learners are able to distinguish the two different types of LD antecedent for zibun in Japanese.

Umeda, M., Takeda, K., Hirakawa, M., Fukuda, M., Hirakawa, Y., Matthews, J., and Snape, N. (2017). Acquiring antecedents for reflexives when both L1 and L2 permit long-distance binding. Journal of the European Second Language Association, 1 (1): 38-48, doi: https://doi.org/10.22599/jesla.14. LINK


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28 november 2022 15:15 till 17:00

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