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    A cross-linguistic model of the acquisition of inflectional morphology in English and modern Greek

    Karaminis, T.N. and Thomas, Michael S.C. (2010) A cross-linguistic model of the acquisition of inflectional morphology in English and modern Greek. In: Ohlsson, S. and Catrambone, R. (eds.) Cognition in Flux: Proceedings of 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, Texas, USA: Cognitive Science Society, pp. 730-735. ISBN 9780976831860.

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    We present a connectionist model of a general system for producing inflected words. The Multiple Inflection Generator (MIG) combines elements of several previous models (e.g., association between phonological representations of stem and inflection form: Rumelhart & McClelland, 1986; multiple inflections for a grammatical class: Hoeffner & McClelland, 1993; lexical-semantic input: Joanisse & Seidenberg, 1999; multiple grammatical classes: Plunkett & Juola, 1999). MIG assumes that the goal of the morphological component of the language system is to output a phonological form appropriate to the grammatical context in which the word appears. Our aim was to demonstrate that the model is able to capture developmental patterns in the acquisition of morphology in two different languages: one with a simple morphological system (English), and one characterized by rich morphology and absence of default forms (Modern Greek).


    Item Type: Book Section
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): inflectional morphology, cross-linguistic language acquisition, neural network modeling
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Psychological Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Educational Neuroscience, Centre for, Birkbeck Knowledge Lab, Brain and Cognitive Development, Centre for (CBCD)
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2016 16:59
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:20


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