Michelle Fullwood

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Recent work in computational psycholinguistics shows that morpheme lexica can be acquired in an unsupervised manner from a corpus of words by selecting the lexicon that best balances productivity and reuse (e.g. Goldwater et al. (2009) and others). In this paper, we extend such work to the problem of acquiring non-concatenative morphology, proposing a(More)
There are two broad classes of explanation within Optimality Theory for such sonority-driven epenthesis. One is faithfulness-based: the perceptual distance between the underlying /C1C2/ sequence and its correspondent output sequence [C1VC2] is small when the cluster is of rising sonority. Thus, epenthesis into such a sequence incurs a smaller faithfulness(More)
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