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Lexical entries and rules of language: A multidisciplinary study of German inflection
- H. Clahsen
- LinguisticsBehavioral and Brain Sciences
- 1 December 1999
Evidence for the dual nature of the language faculty is provided by describing recent results of a multidisciplinary investigation of German inflection and a linguistic model is explained in terms of the traditional view of the lexicon as a simple list of idiosyncrasies with the notion of internally structured lexical representations is replaced.
German Inflection: The Exception That Proves the Rule
- G. Marcus, U. Brinkmann, H. Clahsen, R. Wiese, S. Pinker
- LinguisticsCognitive Psychology
- 1 December 1995
This work finds 21 circumstances for regular past tense formation, including novel, unusual-sounding, and rootless and headless derived words; in every case, people inflect them regularly and are evidence for a memory-independent, symbol-concatenating mental operation.
Syntax and morphology in Williams syndrome
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To contribute to a better understanding of second language (L2) sentence processing, the present study examines how L2 learners parse temporarily ambiguous sentences containing relative clauses.…
Morphologically Complex Words in L1 and L2 Processing: Evidence from Masked Priming Experiments in English.
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The grammatical characterization of developmental dysphasia
- H. Clahsen
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Morphological Processing in a Second Language: Behavioral and Event-related Brain Potential Evidence for Storage and Decomposition
It is argued that the two processing routes posited by dual-mechanism models of inflection (lexical storage and morphological decomposition) are also employed by L2 learners.