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Austronesian Circle: Manami Sato (10/9)
October 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. Manami Sato (Okinawa International University)
Date: 10/9 (Mon.), 4-5PM
Title: Psycholinguistics goes to the field: Effects of physical actions on event apprehension and selection of voice and word order in the Truku language
Abstract: We created a novel task to manipulate sense of agency and to assess whether pull/pulled actions cognitively influence event apprehension and are linguistically reflected in a subsequent process of selecting voice (Actor/Goal) and temporal alignment of linguistic components (VOS/SVO). We discuss eye-movement and sentence production data from 30 native speakers of the verb-initial language Truku. (Read more here.)