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SLATE talk -- Prof. Jill Jegerski, Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese: "Strategic Processing of Case Markers in Near-Native Spanish"


Prof. Jill Jegerski, Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese

Date Nov 7, 2012
Time 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm  

Room G-32 (basement), Foreign Languages Building


Free and open to the public.


SLATE (Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education)


Young Sun Lee

Event type Lecture
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In one prominent theoretical account of second language processing, the Shallow Structure Hypothesis (Clahsen & Felser, 2006) proposes that L2 processing is qualitatively different from L1 processing, particularly with regard to online sensitivity to abstract morphosyntactic detail and to the representation of distance dependency.  The present study examined whether these predictions hold for the non-native processing of Spanish case markers, which are an abstract but critical component of sentence comprehension because the language has flexible word order.

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