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Rule-based morphological processing in a second language : a behavioural investigation

Rule-based morphological processing in a second language : a behavioural investigation

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PLIATSIKAS, Christos, Theodoros MARINIS, 2013. Rule-based morphological processing in a second language : a behavioural investigation. In: Language Studies Working Papers. 5, pp. 3-12. ISSN 2040-3461

@article{Pliatsikas2013Ruleb-43932, title={Rule-based morphological processing in a second language : a behavioural investigation}, url={http://centaur.reading.ac.uk/37647/}, year={2013}, volume={5}, issn={2040-3461}, journal={Language Studies Working Papers}, pages={3--12}, author={Pliatsikas, Christos and Marinis, Theodoros} }

Marinis, Theodoros According to dual-system accounts of English past-tense processing, regular forms are decomposed into their stem and affix (played=play+ed) based on an implicit linguistic rule, whereas irregular forms (kept) are retrieved directly from the mental lexicon. In second language (L2) processing research, it has been suggested that L2 learners do not have rule-based decomposing abilities, so they process regular past-tense forms similarly to irregular ones (Silva & Clahsen 2008), without applying the morphological rule. The present study investigates morphological processing of regular and irregular verbs in Greek-English L2 learners and native English speakers. In a masked-priming experiment with regular and irregular prime-target verb pairs (playedplay/ kept-keep), native speakers showed priming effects for regular pairs, compared to unrelated pairs, indicating decomposition; conversely, L2 learners showed inhibitory effects. At the same time, both groups revealed priming effects for irregular pairs. We discuss these findings in the light of available theories on L2 morphological processing. 2013 Rule-based morphological processing in a second language : a behavioural investigation Pliatsikas, Christos 2018-11-21T09:37:51Z Marinis, Theodoros 2018-11-21T09:37:51Z Pliatsikas, Christos eng

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