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The Online Processing of Progressive Aspect Morphology in L2 English
Hyun-Jin Kim
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This study examines processing evidence for the development of the semantics of progressive aspect morphology in L2 English. It investigates the processing costs associated with the computation of -ing with activity and accomplishment predicates when learners read garden-path sentences presented word-by-word. L1 Chinese and Korean learners' processing profiles were found to be modulated by Tense/Aspect morphology and L2 proficiency. The findings suggest distinct semantic computations for interlanguage -ing at different stages of L2 development, and provide an original contribution to the rich literature of L2 acquisition of aspect.

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Selected Proceedings of the 2012 Second Language Research Forum: Building Bridges between Disciplines
edited by Ryan T. Miller, Katherine I. Martin, Chelsea M. Eddington, Ashlie Henery, Nausica Marcos Miguel, Alison M. Tseng, Alba Tuninetti, and Daniel Walter
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