We need participants with English as a non-native language – i.e. they have never used this language in their family setting (at least up to 12 years old). Participants need to be highly proficient in English (e.g. comparable to students of English Philology, or Translation and Interpretation; people who have lived in an English-speaking country for at least 10 years are also welcome to participate…)
This experiment consists of a computerized part plus a couple of questionnaires.
COMPUTERIZED PART. There will be 2 tasks:
1) You will be presented with short phrases; for each phrase you will need to indicate via button press if it's right (e.g. I need to go) or wrong (e.g. There was not I).
Wrong phrases contain wrong word order (e.g. there was not I) or wrong prepositions (e.g. Jump during the fence).
2) You'll be presented with strings of letters; for each string you'll need to indicate if it's a real English word (e.g. pencil) or not (e.g. adicapo).
QUESTIONNAIRES. These questionnaires will ask about how and when you acquired English, and also about your subjective level of English proficiency.