Lucy Xia Zhao

List of John Benjamins publications for which Lucy Xia Zhao plays a role.


Research on heritage language acquisition at the school age has shown protracted development and early stabilisation in morphosyntax and the lexicon. Our study examined the properties of resultative verb compound (RVC), a structure at the crossroads of the lexicon and morphosyntax, in… read more
Slabakova, Roumyana, Lucy Xia Zhao, Lewis Baker, James Turner and Elina Tuniyan 2024 Null and overt pronoun interpretation in L2 Mandarin resultative constructionsLinguistic Approaches to Bilingualism 14:2, pp. 178–217 | Article
This experimental study examines the acquisition of null and overt pronoun interpretations in Chinese as a second language by native speakers of English. A linguistic phenomenon not present in the native language of the learners is identified: the null element in the embedded subject position of… read more
Recent research has identified language development in school-age heritage children as an important yet missing link between child early bilinguals and adult heritage speakers. This study investigates the Mandarin ba-construction ([(NP1)-ba-NP2-VP]) through elicited narration among heritage… read more
Zhao, Lucy Xia 2011 The syntax and interpretation of embedded null subjects in Chinese, and their acquisition by English-speaking learnersEUROSLA Yearbook: Volume 11 (2011), Roberts, Leah, Gabriele Pallotti and Camilla Bettoni (eds.), pp. 191–217 | Article
This article reports an investigation of embedded null subjects in both L1 and L2 Chinese. Chinese null embedded subjects can refer either to a matrix subject or to a discourse entity. In the Government-Binding (GB) framework, these two possibilities resulted from the null subject being either pro… read more