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In search of nothing in particular. A cross-linguistic study of advanced learners' use of the English zero relativizer

Magazine article
Authors Arne Olofsson
Published in Discourse and corpora - and stuff. Papers in honour of Karin Aijmer
Pages 233-242
ISSN 0072-503X
Publication year 2009
Published at Department of Languages and Literatures
Pages 233-242
Language en
Keywords corpus linguistics, syntax, relative clauses, English
Subject categories English language


The zero relativizer (as in "People _ I know") is found only in English and in Nordic languages. By means of the ICLE corpus of learner essays, the article investigates to what extent advanced learners with other than Nordic mother tongues (German and Italian) succeed in acquiring and using this construction.

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