Structural Principles or Frequency of Use? An ERP Experiment on the Learnability of Consonant Clusters
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Instytucja
Wydział Anglistyki (Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu)
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Główny język publikacji
en
Czasopismo
Frontiers in Psychology (35pkt w roku publikacji)
ISSN
EISSN
1664-1078
Wydawca
Frontiers Media
DOI
Rok publikacji
2017
Numer zeszytu
Strony od-do
2005-2005
Numer tomu
7
Identyfikator DOI
Liczba arkuszy
1.90
Streszczenia
Język
en
Treść
Phonological knowledge of a language involves knowledge about which segments can be combined under what conditions. Languages vary in the quantity and quality of licensed combinations, in particular sequences of consonants, with Polish being a language with a large inventory of such combinations. The present paper reports on a two-session experiment in which Polish-speaking adult participants learned nonce words with final consonant clusters. The aim was to study the role of two factors which potentially play a role in the learning of phonotactic structures: the phonological principle of sonority (ordering sound segments within the syllable according to their inherent loudness) and the (non-)existence as a usage-based phenomenon. EEG responses in two different time windows (adversely to behavioural responses) show linguistic processing by native speakers of Polish to be sensitive to both distinctions, in spite of the fact that Polish is rich in sonority-violating clusters. In particular, a general learning effect in terms of an N400 effect was found which was demonstrated to be different for sonority-obeying clusters than for sonority-violating clusters. Furthermore, significant interactions of formedness and session, and of existence and session, demonstrate that both factors, the sonority principle and the frequency pattern, play a role in the learning process.
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810158
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