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Title:Scalar diversity and second-language processing: the Pragmatic Transfer Hypothesis
Authors:ID Longo, Federica, UNG (Author)
ID Van Tiel, Bob, Radboud University Nijmegen (Author)
ID Stateva, Penka, UNG (Author)
ID Mazzaggio, Greta, University of Florence (Author)
Work type:Not categorized
Typology:1.12 - Published Scientific Conference Contribution Abstract
Organization:UNG - University of Nova Gorica
Abstract:This study investigates the impact of language proficiency on the computation of scalar implicatures (e.g., ”some” implying ”not all”) and compares the Pragmatic Default Hypoth- esis and the Pragmatic Transfer Hypothesis. Six scalar terms were studied among native English speakers, native Slovenian speakers, and Slovenian second-language (L2) learners of English. The findings mostly support the Pragmatic Transfer Hypothesis, as the rate of scalar implicatures in the English-L2 group generally aligned with rates in their native language, Slovenian. This suggests that scalar implicature judgments in one’s L2 reflect pragmatic patterns in one’s first language.
Keywords:Second Language processing, Scalar implicatures, Scalar diversity
Publication status:Published
PID:20.500.12556/RUNG-8513 New window
COBISS.SI-ID:166761219 New window
Publication date in RUNG:03.10.2023
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Document is financed by a project

Funder:ARRS - Slovenian Research Agency
Project number:J6-2580
Name:Jezikovni prenos pragmatičnih prvin: Govorci slovenščine v večjezičnem okolju