Can an On-line Response Latency Task Shed Light on Native and Non-native Competence in the Deverbal Compounds of Spanish?
Alain Desrochers, Juana M. Liceras, Todd Spradlin, and Raquel Fernández
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The main purpose of the present research is to investigate (1) whether L1 and L2 Spanish speakers (with English and French as L1) have problems recognizing the morphosyntactic properties of deverbal compounds in Spanish; and (2) how L1 and L2 speakers process Spanish deverbal compounds with and without morphosyntactic violations. To achieve this goal, we designed an on-line experiment based on a response latency grammaticality judgment task in which attention was paid both to response accuracy and latency. The combination of these dependent variables will allow us to determine whether, and to what extent, any problems native and non-native Spanish speakers might have are due to a grammar-specific deficit or a processing deficit.
Proceedings of the 6th Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition Conference (GASLA 2002): L2 Links
edited by Juana M. Liceras, Helmut Zobl, and Helen Goodluck
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