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ERIC Number: EJ1155647
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 121
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0090-6905
Incidental Learning of Gender Agreement in L2
Denhovska, Nadiia; Serratrice, Ludovica
Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, v46 n5 p1187-1211 Oct 2017
Incidental learning of grammar has been an area of interest for many decades; nevertheless, existing research has primarily focused on artificial or semi-artificial languages. The present study examines the incidental acquisition of the grammar of a natural language by exposing adult speakers of an ungendered L1 (English) to the gender agreement patterns in Russian (a language that was novel to the learners). Both receptive and productive knowledge and the mediating role of working memory (WM) in learning were measured. Speakers of the ungendered language were able to successfully acquire receptive but not productive grammatical knowledge in a new language under incidental exposure. WM was engaged in production but not in a grammaticality judgment task in the incidental learning condition, indicating cognitive effort during knowledge retrieval.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom