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dc.contributor.authorZawiszewski, Adames
dc.contributor.authorGutiérrez, Evaes
dc.contributor.authorFernández Fernández, Beatrizes
dc.contributor.authorLaka Mugarza, Itziares
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-29T09:08:38Zes
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-08T08:27:40Z
dc.date.available2014-09-29T09:08:38Zes
dc.date.available2014-10-08T08:27:40Z
dc.date.issued2011es
dc.identifier.citationBilingalism: Language and cognition 14(3) : 400-411 (2011)es
dc.identifier.issn1366-7289es
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10810/13657es
dc.description.abstract[EN] In this study, we explore native and non-native syntactic processing, paying special attention to the language distance factor. To this end, we compared how native speakers of Basque and highly proficient non-native speakers of Basque who are native speakers of Spanish process certain core aspects of Basque syntax. Our results suggest that differences in native versus non-native language processing strongly correlate with language distance: native/non-native processing differences obtain if a syntactic parameter of the non-native grammar diverges from the native grammar. Otherwise, non-native processing will approximate native processing as levels of proficiency increase. We focus on three syntactic parameters: (i) the head parameter, (ii) argument alignment (ergative/accusative), and (iii) verb agreement. The first two diverge in Basque and Spanish, but the third is the same in both languages. Our results reveal that native and non-native processing differs for the diverging syntactic parameters, but not for the convergent one. These findings indicate that language distance has a significant impact in non-native language processing.es
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was partially supported by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science (BRAINGLOT CSD2007-00012/ CONSOLIDER-INGENIO 2010, FFI2009-09695/FILO, FFI2008- 00240/FILO, FFI2010-20472/FILO), Basque Government (IT414-10), University of the Basque Country (GIU09/44) and the French Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR-07-CORP-033).es
dc.language.isoenges
dc.publisherCambridge University Presses
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccesses
dc.subjectERPes
dc.subjectergativityes
dc.subjectL1 versus L2 language processinges
dc.subjectbilingualismes
dc.subjectlanguage distancees
dc.titleLanguage distance and non-native syntactic processing: Evidence from event-related potentialses
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees
dc.identifier.doidoi:10.1017/S1366728910000350es
dc.subject.categoriaEDUCATION AND EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
dc.subject.categoriaLINGUISTICS


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