Prosodic Resolution of a Syntactic Ambiguity in Korean Learners of English

dc.contributor.author Hwang, Hyekyung
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dc.date.issued 2005-12-01
dc.description.abstract This study investigates how native Korean-speaking second language learners of English (L2ers) use prosody for syntactic disambiguation. Korean L2ers with different English-proficiency levels and na.tive English speakers participated in morpho-syntax and prosody experiments. The morpho-syntax ex.periment assessed interference of Korean morpho-syntactic features in the prosody experiment and verified the subjects’ proficiency levels. In the prosody experiment, participants heard the syntactically ambiguous beginning portion of a sentence and then chose the most likely of two visually presented continuations. The results show that (1) Korean L2ers at all levels used the relative strength of prosodic boundaries to correctly disambiguate syntactically ambiguous utterances; (2) correct continuation se.lection increased significantly as proficiency increased; and (3) late closure bias was not completely suppressed in L2.
dc.identifier.citation Hwang, Hyekyung. 2005. Prosodic Resolution of a Syntactic Ambiguity in Korean Learners of English. University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Working Papers in Linguistics 36(8).
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/73203
dc.publisher University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Department of Linguistics
dc.relation.ispartofseries University of Hawai‘I at Mānoa Working Papers in Linguistics
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike License
dc.subject linguistics
dc.title Prosodic Resolution of a Syntactic Ambiguity in Korean Learners of English
prism.volume 2005
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