Study on the Influence of External Environment on Foreign Students’ Acquisition of the Pivotal Sentences

Xuqing Shi


Foreign Students learning Chinese both in China and abroad are exposed to different language environment which has crucial and extensive effects on the second language acquisition. The pivotal sentence is a special pattern in Chinese, which makes foreign students confused with the occurring of various mistakes and errors. This paper examines the influence of language environment on foreign students’ acquisition of pivotal sentence with the test designed for groups at home and at abroad. Subsequently, according to the statistical results of the test, this paper tries to summarize enlightenments that contribute to the combination and distinctiveness between Chinese as a foreign language and Chinese as a second language.


Foreign students at home; Foreign students at abroad; Pivotal Sentences; Influence of external environment

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.18282/l-e.v9i5.2017


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