General programme, activity sheet

Saturday 9 September, 2017 15:00 to 15:30

Oral presentation

Compounds in the multilingual lexicon: Internal structure and cross-linguistic influence

Speaker: Jorge González Alonso, Norges Arktiske Universitet

Authors: Jorge González Alonso, María del Pilar García Mayo & Jason Rothman

The psychological reality of morphological structure in the lexical representations of complex words within non-native lexicons has been debated for at least a decade, with most research examining derivation and inflection. The present study has two main aims: (a) to determine whether the lexical entries for compound words in the non-native English lexicon are specified for constituent structure, and (b) to investigate whether information about the compound’s relational structure (i.e., how its constituents interact with respect to the meaning of the compound) becomes available during processing. Given that (b) obtains, the question becomes whether these relations, to the extent that they can be generalised across languages, are subject to cross-linguistic influence in bi-/multilingual processing. Results suggest that the non-native lexicon is morphologically structured, and that the existence of comparable relational structures in two languages of a multilingual individual can influence morpho-lexical processing.

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L3/Ln and bi/multilingual language / Language pathology and language impairment - Session VI


Other activities in L3/Ln and bi/multilingual language / Language pathology and language impairment - Session VI

15:30 h. to 16:00 h.

Oral presentation

Methodology matters: Implications for models of transfer in L3/Ln acquisition

Speaker: Jorge González Alonso, Norges Arktiske Universitet
Speaker: Eloi Puig Mayenco, University of Reading

16:00 h. to 16:30 h.

Oral presentation

Comprehension of relatives vs. control structures in SLI and ASD children

Speaker: Alexandrina Martins, FLUL
Speaker: Ana Lúcia Santos, Universidade de Lisboa