The Learnability of Evidential Systems in the Case of L1 Bulgarian and L2 English

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Show simple item record Ilchovska, Zlatomira Georgieva Culbertson, Jennifer 2019-07-31T13:56:34Z 2019-07-31T13:56:34Z 2019-07-31
dc.identifier.other 1670711706 de_DE
dc.identifier.uri de_DE
dc.description.abstract Evidentiality represents the abstract grammatical system encoding the source of information (Aikhenvald, 2004), and one hypothesis is that evidential systems' development in languages could be explained through the action of cognitive biases on language learning (Fedzechkina et al., 2012). Consequently, this article tests the learnability of different two-category (Aikhenvald, 2004) evidential systems, in a semi-artificial language learning experiment with Bulgarian speakers, and hypothesizes to reflect the typological pattern of those systems' distribution in the world languages. The alternative hypothesis predicts that the learnability of the evidential systems would depend on the languages that the participants speak and would be influenced by a morphosyntactic transfer from participants' native language - the grammatically evidential “Non-firsthand versus ‘everything else’“ (Aikhenvald, 2004) Bulgarian. Despite the fact that the mixed-model analyses performed on accuracy and response time did not display any significant effect or interaction (p > 0.1), the small trends showed by the results possibly reflect a salient cognitive and semantic distinction between direct and indirect evidential information that is easier for acquisition, compared to marking which violates this categorisation. en
dc.language.iso en de_DE
dc.publisher Universität Tübingen de_DE
dc.rights ubt-podok de_DE
dc.rights.uri de_DE
dc.rights.uri en
dc.subject.classification Fremdsprachenlernen , Evidentialität , Interferenz <Linguistik> , Bulgarisch , Englisch de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 400 de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 420 de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 491.8 de_DE
dc.subject.other evidentiality en
dc.subject.other L2 acquisition en
dc.subject.other L1 transfer en
dc.subject.other Bulgarian en
dc.subject.other English en
dc.title The Learnability of Evidential Systems in the Case of L1 Bulgarian and L2 English en
dc.type ConferenceObject de_DE
utue.publikation.fachbereich Allgemeine u. vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft de_DE
utue.publikation.fakultaet 5 Philosophische Fakultät de_DE
utue.opus.portal ProcLingEvi2018 de_DE


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