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北京第二外国语学院学报  2019, Vol. 41 Issue (5): 4-17    DOI: 10.12002/j.bisu.242
语言学研究(二语习得研究专栏 主持人:蔡金亭)     
1. 上海财经大学外国语学院,200433
2. 广州市南武中学,510220
Usage-based Approaches to Research on VACs in English as an L2
Jinting Cai1,Jiayi Chen2
1. Shanghai University of Finace and Economies, Shanghai 200433, China
2. Nanwu Middle School, Guangzhou 510220, China
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关键词: 基于使用取向的范式动词论元构式二语习得频率    

Usage-based approaches to second language acquisition (SLA) have gained momentum in the past decade on the international stage. Among the constructions under investigation, English verb-argument constructions (VACs) figures prominently. Unfortunately, this trend has not yet attracted much attention at home. To fill in this gap, this paper first explains the theoretical points of usage-based approaches to SLA, then provides a review of the empirical studies in terms of topics and methods. The topics mainly concern learners’ construction knowledge and the influence of learners’ first language on their use of VACs. With regard to methods, researchers often adopt corpus and experiment in a separate or combined way, while employing computer simulation when necessary. Finally, the authors tentatively make five suggestions for future research: (1) The ways in which various input factors affect more types of VACs should be investigated. (2) More attention should be attached to the effect of first language on the use of second language VACs by learners with diverse first language backgrounds. (3) The interactive effects of input factors and language transfer should be considered. (4) Both production and processing in second language should be emphasized. (5) New methods and techniques should be applied in the research into VACs.

Key words: usage-based approach    verb-argument constructions (VACs)    SLA    frequency
收稿日期: 2018-11-12 出版日期: 2020-01-15
PACS:  H319  
基金资助: 本文是教育部人文社科研究一般项目“母语迁移与语内因素对中国学生使用英语动词论元构式的影响研究”(项目编号:18YJA740001)
作者简介: 蔡金亭,上海财经大学外国语学院教授,博士生导师,200433,研究方向:二语习得。电子邮箱
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蔡金亭, 陈家宜. 基于使用取向的英语动词论元构式二语研究[J]. 北京第二外国语学院学报, 2019, 41(5): 4-17.

Jinting Cai, Jiayi Chen. Usage-based Approaches to Research on VACs in English as an L2. Journal of Beijing International Studies University, 2019, 41(5): 4-17.


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