Duffield, N., Matsuo, A., & Roberts, L. (2007). Acceptable ungrammaticality in sentence matching. Second Language Research,23(2), 155-177. doi:10.1177/0267658307076544.
This paper presents results from a new set of experiments using the sentence matching paradigm (Forster, Kenneth (1979), Freedman & Forster (1985), also Bley-Vroman &
Masterson (1989), investigating native-speakers’ and L2 learners’ knowledge of constraints on
clitic placement in French.1 Our purpose is three-fold: (i) to shed more light on the contrasts
between native-speakers and L2 learners observed in previous experiments, especially Duffield
& White (1999), and Duffield, White, Bruhn de Garavito, Montrul & Prévost (2002); (ii), to address specific criticisms of the sentence-matching paradigm leveled by Gass (2001); (iii), to provide a firm empirical basis for follow-up experiments with L2 learners