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Languages differ with respect to how aspects of motion events tend to be lexicalized. English typically conflates MOTION with MANNER, but Japanese and Spanish typically do not. We report a set of experiments that assessed the effect of this cross-linguistic difference on participants' decisions in a similarity-judgment task about scenes containing novel(More)
The present study serves to demonstrate that learning new L2 vocabulary items in association with unique cues can have a rather dramatic effect on the way in which the newly learned items are processed. In the present study, participants learned new L2 vocabulary items in association with either familiar line drawings or uniquely colored pictures. It was(More)
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