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《Foreign Language Learning Theory and Practice》 2013-01
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Working Memory Capacity Influences on the Use of Verb Bias Information during Second Language Sentence Reading

YAO Panpan, WANG Ruile & CHEN Baoguo  
This paper presents two experiments that examined whether working memory capacity affects the use of verb bias information during second language temporary ambiguity sentence processing in a self-paced reading paradigm. Chinese-English bilinguals, who had either high or low working memory span, read English sentences in which verb-bias information and sentence ambiguity were manipulated. The results of Experiment 1 showed that the high-span readers can use verb-bias information in the resolution of ambiguity. However, the low-span readers cannot use verb-bias information. The results of Experiment 2 showed that, no matter whether the working memory was high or low, both groups of participants cannot use verb bias information in the resolution of temporary ambiguity when processing these sentences required higher working memory resources. Our findings suggest that individual differences in working memory capacity to some extent are important in restricting the use of verb bias information in the resolution of temporary ambiguity during the second language sentence processing.
【Fund】: 国家社会科学基金项目(11BYY039);; 中央高校基本科研业务费专项基金;; 教育部新世纪优秀人才(NECT-11-0028);; 应用实验心理北京市重点实验室的资助
【CateGory Index】: H09
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