STUDY ON MANDARIN NARRATIVE PRODUCTION BY CHINESE-ENGLISH BILINGUALS

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Seeking
Chinese-English bilinguals to participate in an experiment on Mandarin
narrative production. Native speakers of Mandarin with all levels of
proficiency (from low to highly advanced) are welcome.

 

Requirements:
– First language is Mandarin (any proficiency)
– Second language is English (any proficiency)
– You first arrived in an English-speaking country
either between ages 4-10 OR after age 16

– Normal or corrected vision
– Normal hearing
– Age 18 or over

 

The experiment is
in two parts, taking place exactly one week apart.

 

In Part 1 lasting
1 hour, you will fill in a language background questionnaire, complete
proficiency tests in Mandarin and English, and narrate a 10-page picture story
in Mandarin.

 

In Part 2 lasting
20 minutes, you will listen to a short recorded story in Mandarin and narrate
another 10-page picture story in Mandarin.

 

Your story
narrations in both parts will be audio-recorded. Testing will take place during
March in the English Faculty Building. All participants will be entered into a
draw to win one of two £50 Amazon gift vouchers. If you are interested in
participating, please contact yx310@cam.ac.uk.

(bulletin item submitted by mml54@cam.ac.uk)

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