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Acquiring the Semantics of Aspectual -ing in L2: Evidence from Production and Processing
Hyun-Jin Kim
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This study examines the identification processes of the semantics for progressive morphology by considering L2 English learners' production and processing together. The study found a strong link between production and processing for associating -ing with activity predicates in the higher proficiency group, which suggests that their identification of the semantics for -ing favors [±telic] predicates. This study discusses the role of the parser in the identification processes of aspectual -ing and emphasizes the role of aspectual transitions in the acquisition of aspect.

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Proceedings of the 13th Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition Conference (GASLA 2015)
edited by David Stringer, Jordan Garrett, Becky Halloran, and Sabrina Mossman
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