HL2C-SLLAT Seminar: Brechje van Osch (Arctic University of Norway)
Title: Cross-linguistic influence in L2 Norwegian: Comparing offline and online measures.
Presenter(s): Brechje van Osch (Arctic University of Norway)
Time: Wednesday 16 November 2022, 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Abstract: This study investigates cross-linguistic influence (CLI) in gender agreement with possessive pronouns in L2 Norwegian by speakers whose L1 is Spanish, Italian, Dutch or English. Norwegian possessive pronouns can be divided into reflexive pronouns, which agree in gender with the possessee noun, and non-reflexive pronouns, which agree with the possessor. While Spanish and Italian possessive pronouns agree in gender with the possessee noun, Dutch and English pronouns agree with the possessor. We tested participants using both a timed judgment task and a self-paced reading task. Norwegian and English proficiency were also tested. Evidence for CLI was observed in self-paced reading, but not in judgment. Proficiency in Norwegian also affected sensitivity to gender violations across conditions in self-paced reading. In judgment, proficiency in English affected performance in the non-local domain for the Spanish and the Italian. These findings will be discussed using against the backdrop of current CLI models.Back to News