01/01/2014 Computer Science Linguistics
DOI: 10.3115/v1/W14-5705 SemanticScholar ID: 10801920 MAG: 2251624343

Electrophysiological correlates of noun-noun compound processing by non-native speakers of English

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We report on an experimental study of the processing of noun-noun compounds by native and non-native speakers of English, based on Event-Related Potentials recorded during a maskprimed lexical decision task. Analysis was by generalised linear mixed-effect modelling and generalised additive mixed modelling. Non-native processing is found to display headedness effects induced by the mothertongue. The frequency of the constituent nouns and of the intended compounds are also shown to have an effect on processing.

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Dr. Ekaterini Klepousniotou

University of Leeds - Associate Professor

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