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Processing Asymmetries of Subject and Object pro in Korean

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Authors
Kwon, Nayoung
Issue Date
2015
Publisher
서울대학교 언어교육원
Citation
어학연구, Vol.51 No.2, pp. 285-299
Keywords
pronull argumentsubject/object asymmetrynoun complement clausesKorean
Abstract
Previous studies have shown that object relative clauses incur a heavier processing load than subject relative clauses. The processing advantage of subject relative clauses has been taken to support various processing accounts based on memory resources (Gibson, 1998; Lewis & Vasishth 2005) or linguistic analyses (OGrady, 1997; Keenan & Comrie, 1977). In this paper, we aim to test these accounts using the construction that has not been previously examined, namely the noun complement construction with subject and object pro (~the fact that __pro threatened the editor vs. ~the fact the editor threatened __pro). Self-paced reading results showed that the processing advantage of subject gap was also found for the noun complement construction with pro. The results are taken to support processing accounts based on linguistic analyses (OGrady 1997; Keenan & Comrie 1977).
ISSN
0254-4474
Language
English
URI
https://hdl.handle.net/10371/94835
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Language Education Institute (언어교육원)Language Research (어학연구)Language Research (어학연구) Volume 51 Number 1/3 (2015)
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