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We used two tasks (elicitation and priming) to ask: whether and how Mandarin differs from English in terms of Path encoding; and how native-language bias based on these differences affects speakers’ sensitivity to Path information in a prime sentence. Our findings support that Mandarin is distinct from English in motion event typology, as complex P...
The use of resumptive pronouns in relative clauses appears to be governed by structural complexity in grammar and usage. Resumptive pronoun distributions across languages typically follow the Noun Phrase Accessibility Hierarchy (Keenan and Comrie 1977, Noun Phrase Accessibility and Universal Grammar, Linguistic Inquiry: 8: 63-99): if the grammar al...