Morphological processing of citation and non-citation inflected words by second language speakers
The chapter reports the results of an auditory lexical decision task targeting morphological processing of Russian verbs. Participants included L2 learners of Russian with Advanced, Advanced High, and Superior proficiency and native speakers of Russian. The study compared the processing costs (reaction times and error rate) to citation and non-citation forms of verbs and established a processing advantage for the citation form, the infinitive, in native speakers and all L2 learner groups. These results differ from the ones reported for Russian nouns: Advanced L2 learners did not show a processing advantage for the citation form (Gor, Chrabaszcz, & Cook, 2017).