A Systematic Review of Research on Syntactic Priming: Focus on Research by Chinese Scholars from 2008 to 2020

Guo Qiying


Syntactic priming, recognized as a fundamental phenomenon, plays a pivotal role in enhancing learners’ ability to produce target structures. A bibliometric review and analysis of domestic syntactic priming research conducted over the past fifteen years has revealed three salient characteristics: a) intra-linguistic research and factors that might affect the priming effects are the most common themes for scholars to investigate; b) more scholars attempt to get further research combining syntactic priming with other theories in SLA or psycholinguistics; c) The research participants and syntactic structures are limited, and thus need expansion in future’s research.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22158/sll.v7n4p113


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