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Yue Yuan Huang and Suying Yang (2005). Telicity in L2 Chinese Acquisition.

URL: http://www.lingref.com/cpp/gasla/7/paper1163.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 3061&langcode=cmn (2021-09-24).


Example #1:

    (9) a. ? ta du       xiao-shuo.                                (bare verb)
    She read novel
    `She read novels.'
Example #2:

    (10) a. *ta ba yi-ben              xiaoshu du.
    She BA one-copy           novel    read
    `She read a novel.'
Example #3:

    b. ta ba na-ben           xiaoshu kan-wan          le
    she BA that-copy novel read-finish              ASP
    `She has finished reading that novel.'
Example #4:

    e.g. ta ba wo fang zai hou-zuo shang
    he BA me put on back seat
    `He put me on the back seat.'
Example #5:

    e.g. wo ba shu du-wan le
    I BA book read-finish PER
    `I have finished reading the book.'
Example #6:

    e.g. tai-yang ba he ying-de         tong hong
    sun     BA river reflect-DE very red
    `The sun made the river red.'
Example #7:

    e.g. ta ba wo dang-cheng da-ren.
    he BA I take-as            adult
    `He took me as an adult.'
Example #8:

    (13) Si-lin ba men kai le                             (Japanese, High intermediate)
    Si-lin BA door open PER
    `Si-lin opened the door.'
Example #9:

    (14) Xiang-zi ba che             diu le               (Japanese, High intermediate)
    Xiang-zi BA rickshaw lose PER
    `Xiang-zi has lost his rickshaw.
Example #10:

    (15) ta ba qian fang zai gui-tai shang
    he BA money put on counter above
    `He put the money on the counter.'
Example #11:

    (17) *you-de sun-zi         ba ya-shui-qian cun xia-qu
    some grandchildren BA pocket- money save descend-go
    'Some grandchildren saved their pocket-money.'