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Language, Usage and Cognition
A theory of language that addresses the nature of grammar, taking into account its variance and gradience, and seeks explanation in terms of the recurrent processes that operate in language use and language change which has implications for cognitive processing and language evolution. Expand
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Regular morphology and the lexicon.
In this paper, three models of morphological storage and processing are compared: the dual-processing model of Pinker, Marcus and colleagues, the connectionist model of Marchman, Plunkett, Seidenberg and others, and the network model of Bybee and Langacker. Expand
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Phonology and Language Use
A usage-based model for phonology and morphology based on linguistic theory . Expand
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From Usage to Grammar: The Mind's Response to Repetition
A usage-based view takes grammar to be the cognitive organization of one's experience with language. Expand
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Word frequency and context of use in the lexical diffusion of phonetically conditioned sound change
  • Joan L. Bybee
  • Computer Science
  • Language Variation and Change
  • 1 October 2002
The literature on frequency effects in lexical diffusion shows that even phonetically gradual changes that in some cases are destined to be lexically regular show Lexical diffusion while they are in progress. Expand
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Language Is a Complex Adaptive System: Position Paper
Language has a fundamentally social function. Processes of human interaction along with domain-general cognitive processes shape the structure and knowledge of language. Recent research in theExpand
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Frequency of Use and the Organization of Language
This volume collects three decades of articles by Joan Bybee on the importance of frequency of use in the analysis and explanation of language structure. Expand
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The effect of usage on degrees of constituency: the reduction of don't in English
Abstract In this paper we take the position that there are many degrees of constituency and that these derive in a direct manner from the frequency with which elements are used together: elementsExpand
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