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Four-year-old Cantonese-speaking children's online processing of relative clauses: a permutation analysis

Chan, Angel; Yang, Wenchun; Chang, Franklin; Kidd, Evan


We report on an eye-tracking study that investigated four-year-old Cantonese-speaking children's online processing of subject and object relative clauses (RCs). Children's eye-movements were recorded as they listened to RC structures identifying a unique referent (e.g. “Can you pick up the horse that pushed the pig?”). Two RC types, classifier (CL) and ge3 RCs, were tested in a between-participants design. The two RC types differ in their syntactic analyses and frequency of occurrence,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018-01
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Child Language
DOI: 10.1017/S0305000917000198


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