Austronesian Circle: Manami Sato (10/9)

Speaker: Dr. Manami Sato (Okinawa International University)

Date: 10/9 (Mon.), 4-5PM

Location: TBA

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.)