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The rise and fall of English inflectional morphology

Abstract:

Children acquire noun inflections before they acquire verb inflections. Noun inflections are also less affected by language disorders than verb inflections. We describe a single-system connectionist model of English noun and verb inflection which captures these facts of acquisition and atrophy, as well as other well-established developmental characteristics such as U-shaped learning and the ability to generalise to novel forms. The model makes the novel experimental prediction that irregular ...

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Pages:
549-554
Publication date:
1998-01-01
URN:
uuid:148640ed-7e2e-430a-9133-ea9588a3b3f9
Source identifiers:
17737
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pubs:17737
ISBN:
0-8058-3231-9
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