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Stochastic phonological grammars and acceptability

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In foundational works of generative phonology it is claimed that subjects can reliably discriminate between possible but non-occurring words and words that could not be English. In this paper we examine the use of a probabilistic phonological parser for words to model experimentally-obtained judgements of the acceptability of a set of nonsense words. We compared various methods of scoring the goodness of the parse as a predictor of acceptability. We found that the probability of the worst par...

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University of Oxford
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Humanities Division - Linguistics & Phonetics - Phonetics
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"Northwestern University", "Département Signal, ENST, Paris"
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Department of Linguistics
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uuid:9f8cd391-0beb-40f9-9ec0-4112bd08e165
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ora:2730

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