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ERIC Number: EJ1066244
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1533-242X
Modern Greek Language: Acquisition of Morphology and Syntax by Non-Native Speakers
Andreou, Georgia; Karapetsas, Anargyros; Galantomos, Ioannis
Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, v8 n1 p35-42 Apr 2008
This study investigated the performance of native and non native speakers of Modern Greek language on morphology and syntax tasks. Non-native speakers of Greek whose native language was English, which is a language with strict word order and simple morphology, made more errors and answered more slowly than native speakers on morphology but not syntax tasks. It seems that Greek free word order is not a problem for non-native speakers who come from a country where the language spoken has strict word order. However, complex morphology of Modern Greek, such as plural markers, causes difficulties to non-native speakers whose native language has simple morphology.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Greece
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Edinburgh Handedness Inventory
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