Does language similarity affect representational integration?
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香港中文大學研究人員
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摘要Previous studies have suggested that multilingual speakers do not represent their languages entirely separately but instead share some representations across languages. To determine whether sharing is affected by language similarity, we investigated whether participants' tendency to repeat syntax across languages was affected by language similarity. In three cross-linguistic structural priming experiments, trilingual Mandarin-Cantonese English participants heard a sentence in Cantonese or English (which they matched to a picture) and then described a dative event in Mandarin. When prime and target sentences involved different actions (Experiment 1), structural priming was unaffected by language similarity. But when prime and target involved the same action (Experiments 2 and 3), priming was stronger between related languages (i.e., Cantonese to Mandarin) than unrelated languages (i.e., English to Mandarin). Similar languages are not more integrated than dissimilar languages overall, but the representations that connect lexical and syntactic information are more closely integrated.
出版社接受日期05.01.2019
著者Huang J, Pickering MJ, Chen XM, Cai ZG, Wang SP, Branigan HP
期刊名稱Cognition
出版作品名稱COGNITION
出版年份2019
月份4
卷號185
出版社ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
頁次83 - 90
國際標準期刊號0010-0277
電子國際標準期刊號1873-7838
語言英式英語
關鍵詞Multilingualism, Syntax, Structural priming, Language, Cantonese, Mandarin
Web of Science 學科類別Psychology, Experimental;Psychology

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