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Development of shared syntactic representations in second language acquisition.

Our project investigates the acquisition of syntactic representations in a second language. We test a theory that proposes a process of increasing syntactic abstraction both within and between languages (Hartsuiker & Bernolet, 2016). We therefore follow subjects during 10 weeks as they learn an artificial learning; we use cross-linguistic structural priming to test the degree of abstraction across languages.

Date:1 Jan 2016  →  31 Dec 2019
Keywords:second language acquisition, syntax, artificial grammars