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The acquisition of tense in English: Distinguishing child second language from first language and specific language impairmentDownload
This study reports on a comparison of the use and knowledge of tense-marking morphemes in English by first language (L1), second language (L2), and specific language impairment (SLI) children. The objective of our research was to ascertain whether the L2 children’s tense acquisition patterns were...
Although most auditory lexical decision experiments are performed in a laboratory setting, humans tend to communicate in uncontrolled and noisy environments. We investigated, indirectly, the impact of noise and other distractions on lexical processing. The present study used a subset of words...
Spoken language manifests itself as change over time in various acoustic dimensions. While it seems clear that acoustic-phonetic information in the speech signal is key to language processing, little is currently known about which specific types of acoustic information are relatively...
Prosodic focus marking in clefts and syntactically unmarked equivalents: Prosody–syntax trade-off or additive effects?Download
Two experiments quantitatively investigated the interaction of prosody and syntax in marking focus in English. A production study with 28 participants (analyzing 919 utterances) found that the acoustic marking of subject focus vs broad focus, induced through a preceding context question, was...
By investigating prosody beyond pitch and duration, this article provides a detailed and multifaceted picture of focus marking in a language that differs substantially from more extensively studied languages like English. A production study examined prosodic focus marking in Finnish based on...
The creation of the Wenzhou Spoken Corpus, an online searchable corpus of a modern Chinese dialect, presents a number of challenges that are of interest to the corpus linguistic community. We review issues involved with collection of spoken data, its transcription and markup, as well as the...
Pseudowords are used as stimuli in many psycholinguistic experiments yet they, remain largely under-researched. To better understand the cognitive processing of pseudowords, we analysed the pseudoword responses in the Massive Auditory Lexical Decision megastudy data set. Linguistic...
Lexical access has been suggested by Huettig and McQueen  to show cascade processing when auditory and visual information are presented to native speakers. The aim of this study was to determine whether cascade processing in Spanish-English bilinguals in a Mexican university is similar to that...
The relevance of specific language impairment in understanding the role of transfer in second language acquisitionDownload
The purpose of this study was to assess whether children with specific language impairment (SLI) are a useful first language (L1) comparison group for second language (L2) children in order to determine whether target-deviant structures in interlanguage are developmental or due to transfer from...