Paper: Electrophysiological correlates of noun-noun compound processing by non-native speakers of English

ACL ID W14-5705
Title Electrophysiological correlates of noun-noun compound processing by non-native speakers of English
Venue Computational Approaches to Compound Analysis
Session
Year 2014
Authors

We report on an experimental study of the processing of noun-noun compounds by native and non-native speakers of English, based on Event-Related Potentials recorded during a mask- primed lexical decision task. Analysis was by generalised linear mixed-effect modelling and generalised additive mixed modelling. Non-native processing is found to display headedness effects induced by the mothertongue. The frequency of the constituent nouns and of the in- tended compounds are also shown to have an effect on processing.