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dc.contributor.authorPastor Santamaria, Luises
dc.contributor.authorLaka Mugarza, Itziar ORCIDes
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-23T10:44:24Zes
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-08T08:29:34Z
dc.date.available2014-09-23T10:44:24Zes
dc.date.available2014-10-08T08:29:34Z
dc.date.issued2013es
dc.identifier.citationOpen Journal of Modern Linguistics 3(3) : 252-258 (2013)es
dc.identifier.issn2164-2818es
dc.identifier.issn(e) 2164-2834es
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10810/13498es
dc.description.abstractThe present corpus study aimed to examine whether Basque (OV) resorts more often than Spanish (VO) to certain grammatical operations, in order to minimi ze the number of arguments to be processed before the verb. Ueno & Polinsky (2009) argue that VO/OV languages use certain grammatical resources with different frequencies in order to facilitate real-time processing. They observe that both OV and VO languages in their sample (Japanese, Turkish and Spanish) have a similar frequency of use of subject pro-drop; however, they find that OV languages (Japanese, Turkish) use more intransitive sentences than VO languages (English, Spanish), and conclude this is an OV-specific strategy to facilitate processing. We conducted a comparative corpus study of Spanish (VO) and Basque (OV). Results show (a) that the fre- quency of use of subject pro-drop is higher in Basque than in Spanish; and (b) Basque does not use more intransitive sentences than Spanish; both languages have a similar frequency of intransitive sentences. Based on these findings, we conclude that the frequency of use of grammatical resources to facilitate the processing does not depend on a single typological trait (VO/OV) but it is modulated by the concurrence of other grammatical feature.es
dc.language.isoenges
dc.publisherScientific Research Publishinges
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccesses
dc.subjectbasquees
dc.subjectspanishes
dc.subjectword orderes
dc.subjectpro-dropes
dc.subjectlanguage processinges
dc.subjectOV/VO languagees
dc.subjectcorpus studyes
dc.titleProcessing Facilitation Strategies in OV and VO Languages: A Corpus Studyes
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees
dc.rights.holderCopyright © 2013 Luis Pastor, Itziar Laka. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.es
dc.relation.publisherversionhttp://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperDownload.aspx?DOI=10.4236/ojml.2013.33033es
dc.identifier.doi10.4236/ojml.2013.33033es


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