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Presentation 2009-07-18 16:30
[Poster Presentation] Processing Japanese subject and object relative clauses by advanced learners: -- Comparison with native speakers by a whole-sentence reading experiment --
Baris Kahraman, Atsushi Sato, Mariko Koide, Mariko Uno, Miwa Takemura, Hiromu Sakai (Hiroshima Univ.)
Abstract (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
(in English) Previous studies have shown that subject relative clauses (SRCs) are easier to process than object relative clauses (ORCs) in Japanese both for native speakers and elementary learners. They argued that the results can be explained by the Structural Distance Hypothesis (SDH). In the present study, we conducted a whole-sentence reading experiment, with advanced Chinese-speaking learners (CLJ; N=21) and native speakers of Japanese (NSJ; N=24) as participants. We examined whether SDH can accurately predict the processing difficulty of SRCs and ORCs for advanced learners. Results revealed that CLJ read SRCs faster than ORCs, whereas NSJ read ORCs faster than SRCs. This indicates that SDH can predict processing difficulty even for advanced learners, but that processing difficulty might vary depending on the task type.
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(in English) Japanese / Second language / Relative clause processing / Structural Distance Hypothesis / Subject relative clauses / Object relative clauses / Whole-sentence reading experiment /  
Reference Info. IEICE Tech. Rep., vol. 109, no. 140, TL2009-18, pp. 57-62, July 2009.
Paper # TL2009-18 
Date of Issue 2009-07-11 (TL) 
ISSN Print edition: ISSN 0913-5685  Online edition: ISSN 2432-6380

Conference Information
Committee TL  
Conference Date 2009-07-18 - 2009-07-19 
Place (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Place (in English) New Century Plaza II, Hakozaki Campus of Kyushu Univ. 
Topics (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Topics (in English) Processing and Learning of Human Language 
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Registration To TL 
Conference Code 2009-07-TL 
Language English (Japanese title is available) 
Title (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
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Title (in English) Processing Japanese subject and object relative clauses by advanced learners: 
Sub Title (in English) Comparison with native speakers by a whole-sentence reading experiment 
Keyword(1) Japanese  
Keyword(2) Second language  
Keyword(3) Relative clause processing  
Keyword(4) Structural Distance Hypothesis  
Keyword(5) Subject relative clauses  
Keyword(6) Object relative clauses  
Keyword(7) Whole-sentence reading experiment  
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1st Author's Name Baris Kahraman  
1st Author's Affiliation Hiroshima University (Hiroshima Univ.)
2nd Author's Name Atsushi Sato  
2nd Author's Affiliation Hiroshima University (Hiroshima Univ.)
3rd Author's Name Mariko Koide  
3rd Author's Affiliation Hiroshima University (Hiroshima Univ.)
4th Author's Name Mariko Uno  
4th Author's Affiliation Hiroshima University (Hiroshima Univ.)
5th Author's Name Miwa Takemura  
5th Author's Affiliation Hiroshima University (Hiroshima Univ.)
6th Author's Name Hiromu Sakai  
6th Author's Affiliation Hiroshima University (Hiroshima Univ.)
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Date Time 2009-07-18 16:30:00 
Presentation Time 90 
Registration for TL 
Paper # IEICE-TL2009-18 
Volume (vol) IEICE-109 
Number (no) no.140 
Page pp.57-62 
#Pages IEICE-6 
Date of Issue IEICE-TL-2009-07-11 


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