Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Title:||Neural correlates of Italian nominal compounds and potential impact of headedness effect: an ERP study|
|Authors:||El Yagoubi, Radouane|
|Abstract:||An event-related potential (ERP) technique was used to investigate the way in which noun–noun compounds are processed during a lexical decision task with Italian speakers. Reaction times and error rates were higher for compounds than for noncompounds. ERP data showed a more negative peak in the left anterior negativity (LAN) component for compounds. These results are compatible with a dual-route model that posits not only whole-word access for compounds but also an activation of decomposed representations of compound constituents. A final result relates to head position, which in Italian compounds could be on either the left- or the right-hand side of the word. While behavioural analysis did not reveal a difference between left- and right-headed compounds, a difference was found with the P300 component. The role of the compound head as a crucial informationbearing component is discussed.|
|Appears in Collections:||Linguistic research materials (restricted access)|
Files in This Item:
|El Yagoubi CNP 2008 Compounds.pdf||2.93 MB||Adobe PDF||View/Open Request a copy|
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.