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Bilingual processing of evidentiality in Bulgarian

Stateva, Maria (2024) Bilingual processing of evidentiality in Bulgarian. Bachelor's Thesis, Artificial Intelligence.


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Studies on bilingualism are ever-growing in the field of linguistics. This research will concentrate on the processing of evidentiality in L1 and L2 immigrant speakers of Bulgarian. Evidentiality is a unique grammatical category that provides the source of information to the listener. This grammatical category is only present in some languages like Bulgarian in which it is manifested as a morphological marker. Previous research shows that evidentiality takes longer to be fully acquired in Bulgarian children (from ages 4 to 6). This paper aims to provide insight into the later acquisition of evidentiality by adult second-language learners of Bulgarian through the use of a self-paced reading experiment. The results show a significant difference in the reading speed between the two groups but not between the types of evidential markers. Moreover, significant differences were found between the evidential markers and between the groups in the grammatical judgement accuracy of evidential sentences

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's Thesis)
Supervisor name: Tokac, S.D.
Degree programme: Artificial Intelligence
Thesis type: Bachelor's Thesis
Language: English
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2024 10:34
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2024 07:25

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