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Movement and Binding-Driven Efficiencies in L2 Sentence Processing: On the Role of UG-Constrained Acquisition in L2 Cognition
Laurent Dekydtspotter, Michael McGuire, and Sabrina Mossman
104-117 (complete paper or proceedings contents)

Abstract

The efficient processing of sentences in native speakers is the result of great automaticity and speed both in lexical retrieval and in structural computations. A body of generative research argues that syntactic computations lessen computational load in discourse-semantics. Whether this is the case in second language (L2) processing is highly disputed. The paper presents experimental evidence that binding computations relying on intermediate traces at Logical Form in L1-Chinese L2-English learners provide efficiency gains that become critical when processing resources are stretched.

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Selected Proceedings of the 2011 Second Language Research Forum: Converging Theory and Practice
edited by Erik Voss, Shu-Ju Diana Tai, and Zhi Li
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