Native Language Cognate Effects on Second Language Lexical Choice

TACL 2018 Ella RabinovichYulia TsvetkovShuly Wintner

We present a computational analysis of cognate effects on the spontaneous linguistic productions of advanced non-native speakers. Introducing a large corpus of highly competent non-native English speakers, and using a set of carefully selected lexical items, we show that the lexical choices of non-natives are affected by cognates in their native language... (read more)

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