Straight from the horse's mouth: agreement attraction effects with Turkish possessors

Sol Lago, Martina Gračanin-Yuksek, Duygu Şafak, Orhan Demir, Bilal Kırkıcı & Claudia Felser
We investigated the comprehension of subject-verb agreement in Turkish-German bilinguals using two tasks. The first task elicited speeded judgments to verb number violations in sentences that contained plural genitive modifiers. We addressed whether these modifiers elicited attraction errors, which have supported the use of a memory retrieval mechanism in monolingual comprehension studies. The second task examined the comprehension of a language-specific constraint of Turkish against plural-marked verbs with overt plural subjects. Bilinguals showed a reduced...
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