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Original scientific paper
https://doi.org/10.22210/suvlin.2019.087.07

Disagreements over agreement – a comparison of naïve and expert intuitions

Frane Malenica   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0002-1926-1353 ; University of Zadar
Marijana Kresić Vukosav ; University of Zadar
Dario Lečić   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0003-3471-0804 ; Croatian Science Foundation

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APA 6th Edition
Malenica, F., Kresić Vukosav, M. & Lečić, D. (2019). Disagreements over agreement – a comparison of naïve and expert intuitions. Suvremena lingvistika, 45 (87), 59-81. https://doi.org/10.22210/suvlin.2019.087.07
MLA 8th Edition
Malenica, Frane, et al. "Disagreements over agreement – a comparison of naïve and expert intuitions." Suvremena lingvistika, vol. 45, no. 87, 2019, pp. 59-81. https://doi.org/10.22210/suvlin.2019.087.07. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
Malenica, Frane, Marijana Kresić Vukosav and Dario Lečić. "Disagreements over agreement – a comparison of naïve and expert intuitions." Suvremena lingvistika 45, no. 87 (2019): 59-81. https://doi.org/10.22210/suvlin.2019.087.07
Harvard
Malenica, F., Kresić Vukosav, M., and Lečić, D. (2019). 'Disagreements over agreement – a comparison of naïve and expert intuitions', Suvremena lingvistika, 45(87), pp. 59-81. https://doi.org/10.22210/suvlin.2019.087.07
Vancouver
Malenica F, Kresić Vukosav M, Lečić D. Disagreements over agreement – a comparison of naïve and expert intuitions. Suvremena lingvistika [Internet]. 2019 [cited 2020 July 12];45(87):59-81. https://doi.org/10.22210/suvlin.2019.087.07
IEEE
F. Malenica, M. Kresić Vukosav and D. Lečić, "Disagreements over agreement – a comparison of naïve and expert intuitions", Suvremena lingvistika, vol.45, no. 87, pp. 59-81, 2019. [Online]. https://doi.org/10.22210/suvlin.2019.087.07

Abstracts
This paper presents the results of a study comparing native speaker intuitions on sentences with
Closest Conjunct Agreement (CCA) obtained from linguists and non–linguists and it functions as a
continuation of a larger study of agreement patterns in the South Slavic languages. In this particular
research, we used a sentence–picture matching experiment with a 0–100 scale, which the participants used to indicate the acceptability of a particular sentence with a CCA pattern. Our participants
were two groups of native speakers of Croatian (of the Shtokavian dialect) with different levels of
linguistic education: the non–linguists (N=30) were comprised of BA–level students of various subjects (excluding Croatian, Linguistics and Psychology), while the group of linguists (N = 30) was
comprised of Croatian teachers and holders of PhD in Linguistics employed at elementary schools,
high schools and universities. The difference between the results obtained from linguists and non–
linguists as research participants has been a matter of scholarly debate for the past several decades
(cf. Dąbrowska 2008, 2010) and our aim is to contribute to this discussion by providing data related
to CCA. The results of the study indicate that there is a statistically significant difference in linguistic
intuitions between the two groups and there are valid reasons to attribute this difference to the level
of linguistic training received. This difference is most clearly visible in the fact that linguists provided
lower ratings on a general scale, regardless of the type of sentence and CCA pattern. A small–sized
effect of age was also established.

Keywords
Closest Conjunct Agreement; naïve vs. expert participants; native speaker intuitions; sentence–picture matching experiment; Croatian

Hrčak ID: 223085

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/223085

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