Presentation 2005/7/2
Processing of Empty Subjects in Chinese : Consideration from reading time of each constituent
Yong ZHAI, Tsutomu SAKAMOTO,
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Abstract(in English) One of the central objectives of psycholinguistic research is to clarify the mechanism of language processing when a "gap" is filled with a "filler". In this paper, an experiment on the processing of empty subjects in Chinese has been carried out to reexamine the findings of previous experimental results on empty subjects in English and Japanese. The results indicated that (i) MRFS is not applied in the Chinese empty subject sentence processing;(ii) verb information is used immediately;(iii) the subject preference hypothesis is supported.
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Keyword(in English) processing of empty subject / MRFS / object preference hypothesis / subject preference hypothesis / self-paced reading
Paper # TL2005-6
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Title (in English) Processing of Empty Subjects in Chinese : Consideration from reading time of each constituent
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Keyword(1) processing of empty subject
Keyword(2) MRFS
Keyword(3) object preference hypothesis
Keyword(4) subject preference hypothesis
Keyword(5) self-paced reading
1st Author's Name Yong ZHAI
1st Author's Affiliation Graduate school of Humanities, Kyushu University()
2nd Author's Name Tsutomu SAKAMOTO
2nd Author's Affiliation Faculty of Humanities, Kyushu University
Date 2005/7/2
Paper # TL2005-6
Volume (vol) vol.105
Number (no) 170
Page pp.pp.-
#Pages 6
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