Noun Combination in Interlanguage
Typology Effects in Complex Determiner PhraseseBook - 2002
This study examines effects of L1 typology on the interlanguage of L2 learners of English. Czech learners use phrasal constructs (the song about love) significantly more often than Chinese learners, who prefer noun+noun compounds (the love song) . Determiner properties and the process of noun incorporation systematically relate both options.