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대한영어영문학회 전자저널

대한영어영문학회 전자저널


49권 3호 (2023년 8월)

Understanding of An Adjunct in L2 English Is Marked?

Eun Kyeong Lee

Pages : 125-145





Lee, Eun Kyeong. “Understanding of An Adjunct in L2 English Is Marked?.” Studies in English Language & Literature 49.3 (2023): 125-145. This paper aims to shed light on examining the understanding of an marked adjunct among English L2 learners for Korean. In general, while unmarked concept is normal and straightforward, marked one is special and unique. From unmarked view, most of adjuncts are excluded in deciding traditional sentence patterns. However, marked view on adjuncts suggests that situational adjuncts are included in naming sentence patterns. It is anticipated that L2ers may face challenges in understanding marked adjuncts. Through the analysis of survey data, three key findings have emerged. First, L2ers have trouble telling sub-adjuncts from unsub-adjuncts. Second, a c-selected N and A represent relatively higher acquisition rate than an adjunct. Last, one-word Ad demonstrates higher understanding level than a lengthy PP. Based on mean values, the order is as follows: N > A > unsub-Ad > one-word Adv > all-Ad > PP > sub-Ad. And from SPSS, while N, A and sub-Ad indicate no difference, all-Ad, unsub-Ad, one-word Adv and PP show significant or moderate difference. Thus, the perception of marked adjuncts warrants further study. (Jeonju University)


# English L2ers # marked # unmarked # sub(categorized)-ad(junct) # unsub(categorized)-ad(junct)


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