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A Study on the Acquisition of Particle “Le” of Chinese Heritage Language Learners: the Case of Donggan International Students from Central Asia

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DOI: 10.23977/ELEPS2021055


Huangai Zhao

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Huangai Zhao


The Chinese particle “Le” is one of the most difficult words for international students to learn Chinese. By comparing the homogenous interlanguage corpus of Chinese heritage language learners and non-heritage language learners, it is found that the characteristics of particle “Le” acquired by heritage language learners include: high accuracy rate of using “Le”; “addition” and “omission” are the main types of errors; the errors of “addition” gradually decreased with the increase of learning level, while the errors of “omission” gradually increased. This is caused by the influence of their mother tongue. So it is necessary to strengthen the comparative analysis of Chinese and their mother tongue according to these characteristics and laws to strengthen the teaching guidance.


Heritage language learner, Chinese particle “le”, Donggan international students

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