Chinese subject-relative clauses are more difficult to process than the object-relative clauses.

@article{Chen2008ChineseSC,
  title={Chinese subject-relative clauses are more difficult to process than the object-relative clauses.},
  author={Bao Guo Chen and Aihua Ning and Hongyan Bi and S. Dunlap},
  journal={Acta psychologica},
  year={2008},
  volume={129 1},
  pages={61-5}
}
This paper presents an experiment that compared high and low working memory span readers' abilities to process Chinese subject-relative and object-relative clause structures in a self-paced reading paradigm. Comprehension performance results indicated that the object-relative structure was easier to understand than the subject-relative structure. Reading time results showed that participants with low working memory span read the subject-relative structures more slowly than the object-relative… CONTINUE READING
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