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ERIC Number: EJ775145
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0277
Rhythmic Alternation and the Optional Complementiser in English: New Evidence of Phonological Influence on Grammatical Encoding
Lee, Ming-Wei; Gibbons, Julie
Cognition, v105 n2 p446-456 Nov 2007
In a recall-based spoken production experiment, native English-speaking participants' variable use of the complementiser "that" to introduce the sentential complement in sentences like "Henry knew (that) Lucy/Louise washed the dishes" was found to be related to whether "that" inclusion/omission resulted in an alternating sequence of stressed and unstressed syllables between the verb of the main clause and the subject of the complement clause. This finding is discussed in relation to the question of whether and how phonological encoding can influence grammatical encoding in spoken language production.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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