How classifiers facilitate predictive processing in L1 and L2 Chinese: the role of semantic and grammatical cues
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摘要This study examines long-standing claims that L2 learners rely more on non-grammatical than on grammatical information during sentence processing compared to native speakers. Nominal classifiers in Mandarin Chinese offer an ideal opportunity to test this claim, as they simultaneously encode semantic as well as grammatical form-class cues about co-occurring nouns. This paper reports findings from a visual world eye-tracking experiment with L1 and L2 speakers of Mandarin, which was designed to assess listeners’ relative reliance on these two concurrently available cues when creating expectations about an upcoming noun in a sentence. Results show that L2 listeners experienced greater competition than L1 listeners from nouns that were grammatically incompatible with the classifier they heard but shared semantic features associated with it. The greater reliance on semantic cues observed in L2 processing is argued to be an effect of adaptation to the relative reliability of information, serving to maximise L2 processing efficiency.
出版社接受日期20.07.2019
著者Theres Grüter, Elaine Lau, Wenyi Ling
期刊名稱Language Cognition and Neuroscience
出版年份2019
國際標準期刊號2327-3798
電子國際標準期刊號2327-3801
語言美式英語

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