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Shared abstract representation of linguistic structure in bilingual sentence comprehension

Kidd, Evan; Tennant, Emilie; Nitschke, Sanjo


Although there is strong evidence for shared abstract grammatical structure in bilingual speakers from studies of sentence production, comparable evidence from studies of comprehension is lacking. Twenty-seven (N = 27) English-German bilingual adults participated in a structural priming study where unambiguous English subject and object relative clause (RC) structures were used to prime corresponding subject and object RC interpretations of structurally ambiguous German RCs. The results showed...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Psychonomic Bulletin & Review
DOI: 10.3758/s13423-014-0775-2


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