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Croatian mixed gender conjuncts agreement: an ERP Study

Palmović, Marijan; Willer-Gold, Jana
Croatian mixed gender conjuncts agreement: an ERP Study // Journal of Slavic Linguistics, 24 (2016), 1; 137-160 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)

Croatian mixed gender conjuncts agreement: an ERP Study

Palmović, Marijan ; Willer-Gold, Jana

Journal of Slavic Linguistics (1068-2090) 24 (2016), 1; 137-160

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Agreement ; gender ; conjunction ; Croatian ; ERP

In a recent elicited production study with native speakers of Slovenian, Marušič, Nevins, and Saksida (2007) and Marušič, Nevins, and Badecker (2015) show that there are three distinct gender- agreement grammars with varying degrees of attestation. In this study, we use the high temporal-resolution of the ERP technique to detect neurological components and measure the processing cost of the three gender-computing mechanisms. The study is comprised of two acceptability-judgment experiments, using a factorial design with non-masculine mixed gender conjuncts. Experiment 1 contrasts two strategies, Distant- (DCA) and Closest-Conjunct Agreement (CCA), to question whether the linear distance between a participle and the two conjuncts is language- or memory-related. The Experiment 1 results show, behaviorally, an overall significant effect of gender ; and, neurologically, a memory- related component, the P300. Experiment 2 sets out to detect alternations to the processing cost when default (Def) agreement is added to the experimental paradigm. The Experiment 2 results indicate no gender effects ; instead, two language-related components, N250 and N450, were observed, statistically picking out DCA once again. We argue that in an ecologically valid environment where all three grammatical options are made available, processing of DCA is no longer supported by a general cognitive mechanism, such as memory, but is rather computed by language- related processes.

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Edukacijsko-rehabilitacijski fakultet, Zagreb,
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