Saturday 9 September, 2017 11:00 to 11:30
Finding 'Who': Position of Antecedent Hypothesis in Non-native Spanish
Speaker: Dahee Ahn, Seoul National University
Authors: Dahee Ahn
This study examines Carminati (2002)’s Position of Antecedent Hypothesis (PAH) in non-native Spanish by Koreans who already learned English. PAH argues that the native speakers of null subject language prefer to link pro to an antecedent in SpecIP while assigning overt subject to an antecedent in the lower position. Interestingly, Korean and Spanish, share similar pattern in null and overt subject realization and their anaphoric bias. To confirm whether PAH is also applicable in the given context, offline questionnaire composed of 110 items was conducted. The result shows that even when their native language allow anaphora resolution following PAH, the beginners fails to conform to the hypothesis, processing both pro and overt subject as in a state of free variation as Spanish learners with non-null subject language reported in a former study. This leads us to assume the possibility of L2 English transfer in the early stages of acquisition.
L2 acquisition / L3/Ln and bi/multilingual language - Session V
Place:Sala George Bernanos
09:00 h. to 09:30 h.
Oral presentationL2 acquisition of definiteness in English: non-target mapping of anaphoricity onto 'the'
Speaker: Elina Tuniyan, University of Southampton
Speaker: Roumyana Slabakova, University of Southampton
09:30 h. to 10:00 h.
Oral presentationAcquisition of L2 French object pronouns by advanced Anglophone learners
Speaker: Julia Herschensohn, Univeristy of Washington
Speaker: Randall Gess, Carleton University
10:00 h. to 10:30 h.
Oral presentationThe L2 Acquisition and Processing of ‘Bleached’ Adversity in Chinese Passives
Speaker: Ruyi Dai, University of Cambridge
10:30 h. to 11:00 h.
Oral presentationEffects of phrase-final lengthening on English speakers’ manifestation of lexical accent in Japanese
Speaker: Kakeru Yazawa (Matsumura), Waseda University