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Presentation 2019-07-27 16:10
[Poster Presentation] L2 processing of complex scope ambiguity in English -- Can perceivers learn to access non-structural cues? --
Yukiko Koizumi, Eri Shoji (Yamagata Univ.) TL2019-26
Abstract (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
(in English) Studies show that native perceivers can employ various factors in resolving structural ambiguities. In the case of the English ‘not-because’ scope ambiguity, even though the usual dispreference for the low attachment of the because-clause with respect to negation appears to violate the general recency-based parsing principle, a previous study showed that this difficulty can be neutralized when provided with non-structural cues such as prosody and/or pragmatics for native perceivers. A subsequent study on the same experimental protocol on the advanced-level L2 learners indicated that this dispreference was more persistent for learners, suggesting that the learners may not be able to access such cues sufficiently. The present study reports the results of the experiment on the beginner-intermediate L2 learners of English. The modified protocol with easier materials and an extra training session seemed to help the learners’ comprehension, though it was not sufficient for them to access the cues in the way that the native perceivers did.
Keyword (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
(in English) L2 Processing / Scope Ambiguity Resolution / Prosody / Pragmatics / Self-Paced Reading / / /  
Reference Info. IEICE Tech. Rep., vol. 119, no. 151, TL2019-26, pp. 71-75, July 2019.
Paper # TL2019-26 
Date of Issue 2019-07-20 (TL) 
ISSN Print edition: ISSN 0913-5685  Online edition: ISSN 2432-6380
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Conference Information
Committee TL  
Conference Date 2019-07-27 - 2019-07-28 
Place (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Place (in English) Hirao Seminar House, Konan University 
Topics (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Topics (in English) Human Language Processing and Learning 
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Conference Code 2019-07-TL 
Language English (Japanese title is available) 
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Title (in English) L2 processing of complex scope ambiguity in English 
Sub Title (in English) Can perceivers learn to access non-structural cues? 
Keyword(1) L2 Processing  
Keyword(2) Scope Ambiguity Resolution  
Keyword(3) Prosody  
Keyword(4) Pragmatics  
Keyword(5) Self-Paced Reading  
1st Author's Name Yukiko Koizumi  
1st Author's Affiliation Yamagata University (Yamagata Univ.)
2nd Author's Name Eri Shoji  
2nd Author's Affiliation Yamagata University (Yamagata Univ.)
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Date Time 2019-07-27 16:10:00 
Presentation Time 80 
Registration for TL 
Paper # IEICE-TL2019-26 
Volume (vol) IEICE-119 
Number (no) no.151 
Page pp.71-75 
#Pages IEICE-5 
Date of Issue IEICE-TL-2019-07-20 

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