InterpretaÃ§Ã£o de pronomes sujeito anafÃ³ricos e catafÃ³ricos por falantes de portuguÃªs L2: efeitos da lÃngua materna
This paper investigates the interpretation preferences for null and overt subject pronouns in anaphoric and cataphoric contexts in L2 Portuguese and, specifically, whether: i) the L1 of the participants (Italian and German) influences their interpretation; ii) there is evidence of development; iii) there are differences determined by pronoun type and context. The results of a picture selection task administered to the L2 groups and a group of L1 adults show that the distinction between null and overt subjects is established early; learners distinguish anaphoric and cataphoric contexts and their performance may be influenced by processing constraints; there is some development from beginner to advanced level, visible in the Italian group mainly for overt pronouns; and the proximity of the L1 appears to facilitate L2 acquisition.
Direitos de Autor (c) 2017 Maria Lobo, Ana Madeira, Carolina Silva
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