カクチケル語VOS語順の産出メカニズム:―有生性が語順の選択に与える効果を通して―  [in Japanese] Mechanisms for VOS Sentence Production in Kaqchikel:Evidence from Animacy Effects on Choice of Word Order  [in Japanese]

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Abstract

Research on sentence production often assumes that there is a universal mechanism<br> for the sentence production. Nevertheless, languages investigated so far are typolog-<br>ically quite limited. The aim of this paper is to investigate how VOS sentences are<br> produced in Kaqchikel, a Mayan language spoken in Guatemala, examining animacy<br> effects on the choice of word order. We conducted two picture description tasks manip-<br>ulating animacy of the patient entity in the event while the agent was always human<br> being. Throughout those experiments, less VOS sentences were produced with an an-<br>imate patient than with an inanimate patient, suggesting that the similarity between<br> agent and patient, rather than the accessibility of the patient per se, affects the choice<br> of word order in Kaqchikel. Based on these results, we argue that VOS sentences are<br> produced in a way that an agent is processed first and retained in the memory until<br> the end of the sentence.

Journal

  • Cognitive Studies

    Cognitive Studies 22(4), 591-603, 2015

    Japanese Cognitive Science Society

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130005154832
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AN1047304X
  • Text Lang
    JPN
  • ISSN
    1341-7924
  • NDL Article ID
    026990659
  • NDL Call No.
    Z19-B640
  • Data Source
    NDL  J-STAGE 
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