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Document Type

Campus Access

Degree Program

Chinese

Degree Type

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Year Degree Awarded

2009

Month Degree Awarded

September

Keywords

CFL student, Chinese ambiguous sentence, Grammar, Culture

Abstract

My goal of studying Chinese ambiguous sentence is to increase CFL students’ awareness about Chinese grammar as well as Chinese culture. In order to promote the CFL students’ learning enthusiasm, speed up their learning process, and assist them to meet society’s challenges, I have designed two sets of questionnaires, spent two semesters in collecting, studying, analyzing, and explaining my data. In the meanwhile, I read many related articles and books which enriched my Chinese linguistic knowledge, deepened my understanding of the reciprical reaction among Chinese linguistic issues and its culture. I was also inspired to generate some typical Chinese sentence structures. These structures could help the CFL students to produce Chinese sentences not only linguistically accurate but also culturally appropriate.

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Advisor(s) or Committee Chair

Shen, Zhongwei