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Dutch plural inflection: the exception that proves the analogy

(2007) COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY. 54(4). p.283-318
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We develop the view that inflection is driven partly by non-phonological analogy and that non-phonological information is of particular importance to the inflection of non-canonical roots, which in the view of [Marcus, G. F., Brinkmann, U., Clahsen, H., Wiese, R., & Pinker, S. (1995). German inflection: the exception that proves the rule. Cognitive Psychology, 29, 189-256.] are inflected by a symbolic rule process. We used the Dutch plural to evaluate these claims. An analysis of corpus data shows that a model using non-phonological information (orthography) produces significantly fewer errors on plurals of non-canonical Dutch nouns, in particular borrowings, than a model that includes only phonological information. Moreover, we show that a double default system, as proposed by Pinker [Pinker, S. (1999). Words and rules. London: Phoenix.], does not offer an advantage over the latter model. A second study, examining the use of orthography in an online plural production task, shows that, in Dutch, the chosen pseudoword plural is significantly affected by non-phonological information. A final simulation study confirms that these results are in line with a model of inflectional morphology that explains the inflection of non-canonical roots by non-phonological analogy instead of by a default rule process.
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inflection, morphology, default, memory based learning, dual mechanism model, RULES, MODEL, MORPHOLOGY, LANGUAGE-ACQUISITION, DUAL-ROUTE, PAST-TENSE, analogy, similarity, non-canonical roots, Dutch plural, rules, GERMAN INFLECTION

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Keuleers, Emmanuel, Dominiek Sandra, Walter Daelemans, et al. “Dutch Plural Inflection: The Exception That Proves the Analogy.” COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY 54.4 (2007): 283–318. Print.
APA
Keuleers, E., Sandra, D., Daelemans, W., Gillis, S., Durieux, G., & Martens, E. (2007). Dutch plural inflection: the exception that proves the analogy. COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY, 54(4), 283–318.
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Keuleers, Emmanuel, Dominiek Sandra, Walter Daelemans, Steven Gillis, Gert Durieux, and Evelyn Martens. 2007. “Dutch Plural Inflection: The Exception That Proves the Analogy.” Cognitive Psychology 54 (4): 283–318.
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Keuleers, Emmanuel, Dominiek Sandra, Walter Daelemans, Steven Gillis, Gert Durieux, and Evelyn Martens. 2007. “Dutch Plural Inflection: The Exception That Proves the Analogy.” Cognitive Psychology 54 (4): 283–318.
Vancouver
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Keuleers E, Sandra D, Daelemans W, Gillis S, Durieux G, Martens E. Dutch plural inflection: the exception that proves the analogy. COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY. 2007;54(4):283–318.
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E. Keuleers, D. Sandra, W. Daelemans, S. Gillis, G. Durieux, and E. Martens, “Dutch plural inflection: the exception that proves the analogy,” COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY, vol. 54, no. 4, pp. 283–318, 2007.
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  author       = {Keuleers, Emmanuel and Sandra, Dominiek and Daelemans, Walter and Gillis, Steven and Durieux, Gert and Martens, Evelyn},
  issn         = {0010-0285},
  journal      = {COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY},
  keywords     = {inflection,morphology,default,memory based learning,dual mechanism model,RULES,MODEL,MORPHOLOGY,LANGUAGE-ACQUISITION,DUAL-ROUTE,PAST-TENSE,analogy,similarity,non-canonical roots,Dutch plural,rules,GERMAN INFLECTION},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {283--318},
  title        = {Dutch plural inflection: the exception that proves the analogy},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cogpsych.2006.07.002},
  volume       = {54},
  year         = {2007},
}

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