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Journal articles

2023 (Accepted for publication)

  • Yuan, B., 2023 (Accepted for publication). Disentangling cues of different domains in transfer and development in L3 acquisition: An investigation of L2/L3 Mandarin yes-no questions Bilingualism: Language and Cognition,
    Doi: 10.1017/S1366728923000913
  • 2023

  • Huang, Y. and Yuan, B., 2023. English and Spanish speakers' interpretations of L2 Chinese applicative double object constructions IRAL - International Review of Applied Linguistics in Language Teaching, v. 61
    Doi: 10.1515/iral-2021-0008
  • 2019 (Accepted for publication)

  • Guo, Y. and Yuan, B., 2019 (Accepted for publication). 三语初期迁移考察:普通话时体句末助词的二语及三语习得对比 《國際中文教育學報》,
  • Yuan, B. and Zhang, L., 2019 (Accepted for publication). An incremental model of L2 speech production mechanisms – Developmental evidence from object ellipsis in L2 Chinese speech production International Journal of Bilingualism,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1177/1367006919886666
  • 2019

  • Yuan, B. and Lin, Y., 2019. Directionality and complexity of L1 transfer in L2 acquisition: Evidence from L2 Chinese discourse IRAL - International Review of Applied Linguistics in Language Teaching, v. 57
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1515/iral-2017-0009
  • 2017

  • Yuan, B., 2017. Can L2 sentence processing strategies be native-like? Evidence from English speakers’ L2 processing of Chinese base-generated-topic sentences Lingua, v. 191-192
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.lingua.2017.04.001
  • Yuan, B., 2017. Computational Complexity and L1 Transfer: A Study of L2 Chinese Attitude-bearing Questions Shijie Hanyu Jiaoxue = 世界汉语教学 [Chinese Teaching in the World], v. 2017
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.13724/j.cnki.ctiw.2017.01.006
  • 2016

  • Mai, Z. and Yuan, B., 2016. Uneven reassembly of tense, telicity and discourse features in L2 acquisition of the Chinese <i>shì … de</i> cleft construction by adult English speakers Second Language Research, v. 32
    Doi: 10.1177/0267658315623323
  • 2015

  • Yuan, B., 2015. The effect of computational complexity on L1 transfer: Evidence from L2 Chinese attitude-bearing wh-questions Lingua, v. 167
    Doi: 10.1016/j.lingua.2015.09.001
  • Yuan, B., 2015. Interfaces in second language acquisition of Chinese(汉语二语习得中的界面研究) Modern Foreign Languages(现代外语), v. 38
  • 2014

  • Yuan, B., 2014. ‘Wh-on-earth’ in Chinese speakers’ L2 English: Evidence of dormant features Second Language Research, v. 30
    Doi: 10.1177/0267658314544238
  • 2013

  • Yuan, B., 2013. Is Chinese 'daodi' 'the hell' in English speakers’ L2 acquisition of Chinese daodi… wh… questions? -- Effects and recoverability of L1 transfer at L2 interfaces” International Journal of Bilingualism, v. 17
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1177/1367006911435486
  • 2012

  • Yuan, B., 2012. Wh-topicalization at the syntax-discourse interface in English speakers' L2 Chinese grammars Studies in Second Language Acquisition,
  • Yuan, B., 2012. Interface problems in second language acquisition:Evidence from L2acquisition of Chinese existential polarity words (从汉语二语习得中的界面问题看影响成人二语习得成功的因素——以习得汉语wh-词做不定代词为例) Foreign Language Teaching and Research(外语教学与研究), v. 44
  • 2011

  • Yuan, B. and Zhao, Y., 2011. Asymmetric syntactic and thematic reconfigurations in English speakers' L2 Chinese resultative compound constructions International Journal of Bilingualism, v. 15
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1177/1367006910371023
  • 2010

  • Yuan, B., 2010. Domain-wide or variable-dependent vulnerability of the semantics-syntax interface in L2 acquisition? Evidence from wh-words used as existential polarity words in L2 chinese grammars Second Language Research, v. 26
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1177/0267658309349421
  • Yuan, B. and Laws, J., 2010. Is the core-peripheral distinction for unaccusative verbs cross-linguistically consistent?: Empirical evidence from Mandarin Chinese Language and Discourse, v. 1
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1075/cld.1.2.03law
  • 2008

  • Shan, C-K. and Yuan, B., 2008. 'What is happened' in L2 English does not happen in L2 Chinese EUROSLA Yearbook, v. 8
    Doi: 10.1075/eurosla.8.10sha
  • 2007

  • Yuan, B., 2007. Behaviours of wh-words in English speakers' L2 Chinese wh-questions: Evidence of no variability, temporary variability and persistent variability in L2 grammars BILING-LANG COGN, v. 10
  • Yuan, B., 2007. Japanese speakers' second language Chinese wh-questions: A lexical morphological feature deficit account Second Language Research, v. 23
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1177/0267658307077644
  • Yuan, B., 2007. On basic research in applied Chinese language(谈对外汉语基础研究与教学应用的关系) Chinese Teaching in the World (世界汉语教学), v. 81
  • 2005

  • Yuan, B., 2005. Variability and interface issues in non-native grammars of Chinese 汉语教学学刊=Han yu jiao xue xue kan, v. 3
  • Yuan, B. and Zhao, Y., 2005. Resumptive pronouns in English-Chinese and Arabic-Chinese interlanguages IRAL - International Review of Applied Linguistics in Language Teachings, v. 43
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1515/iral.2005.43.3.219
  • Yuan, B., 2005. On conditions of first language transfer 汉语教学学刊=Han yu jiao xue xue kan, v. 5
  • 2004

  • Yuan, B., 2004. Negation in French-Chinese German-Chinese and English-Chinese interlanguages T PHILOL SOC, v. 102
  • 2003

  • Yuan, B., 2003. 第二语言习得的普遍失败应归咎于功能语类吗? [Are functional categories to blame for the general failure in second language acquisition?] 外语教学与研究= Foreign Language Teaching and Research, v. 35
  • 2002

  • Yuan, B., 2002. Unaccusative and unergative verbs in Chinese and the acquisition of Chinese as a second language(汉语中的两种不及物动词与汉语第二语言习得) Chinese Teaching in the World (世界汉语教学), v. 61
  • 2001

  • Yuan, B., 2001. The status of thematic verbs in the second language acquisition of Chinese: against inevitability of thematic-verb raising in second language acquisition Second language Research, v. 17
    Doi: 10.1191/026765801680191505
  • Yuan, B., 2001. The status of thematic verbs in the second language acquisition of Chinese: against inevitability of thematic-verb raising in second language acquisition Second Language Research, v. 17
    Doi: 10.1177/026765830101700302
  • 1999

  • Yuan, B., 1999. Acquiring the unaccusative unergative distinction in a second language: evidence from English-speaking learners of L2 Chinese Linguistics, v. 37
    Doi: 10.1515/ling.37.2.275
  • 1998

  • Yuan, B., 1998. Interpretation of binding and orientation of the Chinese reflexive Ziji by English and Japanese speakers Second Language Research, v. 14
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1191/026765898670904111
  • 1997

  • Yuan, B., 1997. ASYMMETRY OF NULL SUBJECTS AND NULL OBJECTS IN CHINESE SPEAKERS' L2 ENGLISH Studies in Second Language Acquisition, v. 19
    Doi: 10.1017/s0272263197004038
  • 1995

  • Yuan, B., 1995. Variability and Systematicity in the Performance of the Four Chinese Tones by English SLA Learners of Chinese 世界汉语教学=Chinese teaching in the world, v. 31
  • Yuan, B., 1995. 第二语言习得研究的回顾与展望 [A review and perspectives of second language acquisition research] 世界汉语教学=Chinese Teaching in the World, v. 34
  • Yuan, B., 1995. Acquisition of Base‐Generated Topics by English‐Speaking Learners of Chinese Language Learning, v. 45
    Doi: 10.1111/j.1467-1770.1995.tb00455.x
  • 1994

  • Yuan, B., 1994. Second language acquisition of reflexives revisited Language, v. 70
    Doi: 10.1353/lan.1994.0015
  • 1992

  • Yuan, B., 1992. Asymmetric Resetting of the Non-Empty Topic Parameter by Chinese-Speaking Learners of English Edinburgh Working Papers in Applied Linguistics, v. 3
  • Books

    2013

  • Yuan, B. and Kan, Q., 2013. Developing writing skills in Chinese [2nd edition]
  • 2009

  • Yuan, B., Kan, Q. and Blasco, M., 2009. Guía práctica para escribir en chino = Developing
  • 2007

  • 2007. Theoretical and empirical approach to applied Chinese language studies: selected papers from the British Chinese Language Teaching Society 2006 Conference
  • 2006

  • 2006. Oxford beginner’s Chinese dictionary
  • 2003

  • Yuan, B. and Qian, K., 2003. Developing Writing Skills in Chinese
  • 2001

  • 2001. The Oxford Chinese minidictionary
  • 2000

  • 2000. The Oxford starter Chinese dictionary
  • Book chapters

    2011

  • Yuan, B., 2011. L1 transfer at L2 syntax-discourse interfaces: evidence from L2 Chinese daodi...wh-questions
  • Yuan, B., 2011. Second language acquisition of Chinese resultative complements by English-speaking learners [in Chinese]
  • Yuan, B. and Dugarova, E., 2011. Syntax-discourse interfae in English speakers’ L2 acquisition of Chinese Wh-topicalization
  • 2009

  • Yuan, B., 2009. Non-permanent representational deficit and apparent target-likeness in second language: Evidence from wh-words used as universal quantifiers in English and Japanese speakers' L2 Chinese
  • 2008

  • Yuan, B. and Shan, C-K., 2008. 'What is happened’ in L2 English does not happen in L2 Chinese. In EUROSLA Yearbook 2008
  • Yuan, B., 2008. Discrepancy in English Speakers’ L2 Acquisition of Chinese Wh-Words as Existential Polarity Words: The L1-Dependant Interface Hypothesis
  • 2007

  • Yuan, B. and Shan, C-K., 2007. Is gradience of mapping between semantics and syntax possible in L2 acquisition?
  • 2006

  • Yuan, B., 2006. Non-uniform development of Wh-words in English speakers’ L2 acquisition of Chinese Wh-questions
  • Yuan, B., 2006. Variability at different interfaces in the development of English speakers’ L2 Chinese Wh-questions
  • 2003

  • Yuan, B., 2003. The syntax of clausal negation in French and English speakers’ L2 Chinese
  • 2000

  • Yuan, B., 2000. Is Thematic-Verb Raising Inevitable in the Acquisition of a Nonnative Language?
  • 1998

  • Yuan, B., 1998. Interpretations of the reflexive binding in SLA
  • 1997

  • Yuan, B., 1997. L2 acquisition of the Chinese X˚ reflective and the relativized subject account
  • 1996

  • Yuan, B., 1996. How are lexical-semantic differences represented in L2 syntax? - a study of the unaccusative/unergative distinction in L2 Chinese
  • 1994

  • Yuan, B., 1994. Long-distance and short-distance reflexives in second language acquisition
  • Professor Emeritus in Chinese Language and Linguistics
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    Dr Boping  Yuan

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