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Academic Paper

Title: The processing of English prefixed words by Chinese-English bilinguals
Author: Junmin Li
Author: Marcus Taft
Linguistic Field: Language Acquisition; Morphology
Subject Language: Chinese, Mandarin
Abstract: The present study examined whether Chinese-English bilinguals showed morphological sensitivity toward prefixed words. In the experiment, English monolinguals showed masked priming effects in a Transparent condition (disagree-AGREE) and an Opaque condition (mischief-CHIEF), but not in a Form condition (stranger-ANGER). In contrast, bilinguals showed equivalent priming effects across the three conditions. Indeed, the difference between the magnitude of priming in the Form condition relative to that in the other two conditions was statistically smaller for the bilinguals than for the monolinguals. These findings suggest Chinese-English bilinguals are less sensitive to the morphological status of prefixes, compared with monolinguals.


This article appears IN Studies in Second Language Acquisition Vol. 42, Issue 1, which you can READ on Cambridge's site .

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