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Lexical entries and rules of language: a multidisciplinary study of German inflection.
  • H. Clahsen
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Behavioral and brain sciences
  • 1 December 1999
Following much work in linguistic theory, it is hypothesized that the language faculty has a modular structure and consists of two basic components, a lexicon of (structured) entries and aExpand
German Inflection: The Exception That Proves the Rule
We find 21 such circumstances for regular past tense formation, including novel, unusual-sounding, and rootless and headless derived words; in every case, people inflect them regularly (explaining quirks like flied out, sabre-tooths, walkmans). Expand
Syntax and morphology in Williams syndrome
Williams syndrome (WS) is a neuro-developmental disorder which is characterized by an unusual fractionation of language abilities and other cognitive functions. We have investigated four cases ofExpand
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.Expand
Morphologically Complex Words in L1 and L2 Processing: Evidence from Masked Priming Experiments in English.
This paper reports results from masked priming experiments investigating regular past-tense forms and deadjectival nominalizations with -ness and -ity in adult native (L1) speakers of English and inExpand
How the brain processes complex words: an event-related potential study of German verb inflections.
Event-related brain potentials (ERPs) were recorded as German-speaking subjects read verbs in correct and incorrect participle forms. The critical words were presented in three different versions toExpand
Tense and agreement in German agrammatism
This study presents results from sentence-completion and grammaticality-judgment tasks with 7 German-speaking agrammatic aphasics and 7 age-matched control subjects examining tense and subject-verbExpand
The grammatical characterization of developmental dysphasia
This paper deals with child-language-acquisition disorders in the area of grammar, and it presents some of the results from our research study on developmental dysphasia in German children. AnExpand
Brain potentials indicate differences between regular and irregular German plurals
EVENT-RELATED brain potentials were recorded as 18 German-speaking subjects read sentences that contained as critical words German nouns in correct and incorrect plural forms. Two types of pluralsExpand
Morphological Processing in a Second Language: Behavioral and Event-related Brain Potential Evidence for Storage and Decomposition
This study reports the results of two behavioral and two event-related brain potential experiments examining the processing of inflected words in second-language (L2) learners with Russian as their native language. Expand