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Spoken verb processing in Spanish: An analysis using a new online resource

2010-01-05 22:29 来源: 作者:SEMILLA M. RIVERAa1, ELIZABETH A. BATESa2, ARACELI OROZCO-FIGUEROAa3 and NICOLE Y. Y. WICHAa4 c1 网友评论 0 条 浏览次数 2057

a1 University of Texas at San Antonio and University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

a2 University of California at San Diego

a3 University of California at San Diego

a4 University of Texas at San Antonio and University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

 

 

Verbs are one of the basic building blocks of grammar, yet few studies have examined the grammatical, morphological, and phonological factors contributing to lexical access and production of Spanish verb inflection. This report describes an online data set that incorporates psycholinguistic dimensions for 50 of the most common early-acquired Spanish verbs. Using this data set, predictors of response time (RT) from stimulus onset and mean differences at offset are examined. Native Spanish speakers, randomly assigned to one of two tasks, listened to prerecorded verbs and either repeated the verb (single word shadowing) or produced its corresponding pronoun. Factors such as stimulus duration, number of syllables, syllable stress position, and specific levels of initial phoneme facilitated both shadowing of a verb and production of its pronoun. Higher frequency verbs facilitated faster verb repetition, whereas verbs with alternative pronouns increased RT to pronoun production. Mean differences at offset (stimulus duration is removed) indicated that listeners begin speaking earlier when the verb is longer and multisyllabic compared to shorter, monosyllabic words. These results highlight the association between psycholinguistic factors and RT measures of verb processing, in particular, features unique to languages like Spanish, such as alternative pronoun and tense.

(Received December 01 2007)

(Accepted March 14 2009)

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c1 ADDRESS FOR CORRESPONDENCE Nicole Y. Y. Wicha, Department of Biology, University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249. E-mail: nicole.wicha@utsa.edu

 

 

 

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