Exploring the Cause of English Pronoun Gender Errors by Chinese Learners of English: Evidence from the Self-paced Reading Paradigm

@article{Dong2015ExploringTC,
  title={Exploring the Cause of English Pronoun Gender Errors by Chinese Learners of English: Evidence from the Self-paced Reading Paradigm},
  author={Yanping Dong and Yun Wen and Xiaomeng Zeng and Yifei Ji},
  journal={Journal of Psycholinguistic Research},
  year={2015},
  volume={44},
  pages={733-747}
}
To locate the underlying cause of biological gender errors of oral English pronouns by proficient Chinese-English learners, two self-paced reading experiments were conducted to explore whether the reading time for each ‘he’ or ‘she’ that matched its antecedent was shorter than that in the corresponding mismatch situation, as with native speakers of English. The critical manipulation was to see whether highlighting the gender information of an antecedent with a human picture would make a… Expand

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