ERIC Number: EJ1019743
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
Is Word-Order Similarity Necessary for Cross-Linguistic Structural Priming?
Chen, Baoguo; Jia, Yuefang; Wang, Zhu; Dunlap, Susan; Shin, Jeong-Ah
Second Language Research, v29 n4 p375-389 Oct 2013
This article presents two experiments employing two structural priming paradigms that investigated whether cross-linguistic syntactic priming occurred in Chinese and English passive sentences that differ in word order (production-to-production priming in Experiment 1 and comprehension-to-production priming in Experiment 2). Results revealed that cross-linguistic syntactic priming occurred in Chinese and English passive sentences, regardless of production of primes or comprehension of primes and language direction (L1-L2 or L2-L1). Our findings indicate that word-order similarity between languages is not necessary for cross-linguistic structural priming, supporting the view of a two-stage model of language production.
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Native Language, Syntax, Priming, Transfer of Training, Models, Language Research, Chinese, Sentences, Bilingualism, College Students, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Accuracy
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Identifiers - Location: China (Beijing)