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Implicit and explicit knowledge of inflectional morphology

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Published
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>07/2016
<mark>Journal</mark>Applied Psycholinguistics
Issue number4
Volume37
Number of pages32
Pages (from-to)781-812
Publication statusPublished
Early online date21/07/15
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

This study set out to test the degree to which second language (L2) inflectional morphology can be acquired as a result of incidental exposure and whether the resulting knowledge is implicit or explicit in nature. Participants were exposed to an artificial language system based on Czech morphology under incidental learning conditions. In the testing phase, a grammaticality judgment test was utilized to assess learning. Additionally, subjective measures of awareness and retrospective verbal reports were used to address awareness. The results of the experiment indicate that participants can rapidly develop knowledge of L2 inflectional morphology under incidental learning conditions in the absence of verbalizable rule knowledge.