Proficiency Level and the Interaction of Lexical and Morphosyntactic Information During L2 Sentence Processing

@inproceedings{Jackson2008ProficiencyLA,
  title={Proficiency Level and the Interaction of Lexical and Morphosyntactic Information During L2 Sentence Processing},
  author={Carrie N. Jackson},
  year={2008}
}
Using a self-paced reading task, the present study explores how second language (L2) German speakers at different proficiency levels use case-marking information when processing subject-object ambiguities in German. Results indicate that advanced L2 German speakers rapidly integrated case-marking information during online processing, exhibiting a subject preference similar to German native speakers. However, there was evidence that the relative processing difficulty of object-first sentences… CONTINUE READING

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