Vsevolod Kapatsinski

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Speakers of morphologically-rich languages commonly face what has been called the Paradigm Cell Filling Problem: they know some form of a word but it is inappropriate to the current context, leading them to derive a form of that word they have never encountered (e.g., they know the singular form of a noun, and now need to produce the plural). We suggest(More)
A recent cross-linguistic survey suggests Multiple Exponence, the redundant marking of the same meaning by multiple morphological layers, to be more widely attested than commonly believed (Caballero & Harris 2012). While this phenomenon has been examined within the context of morphological theory and diachronic research, little work has been done that(More)
Even speakers of American English who think they grew up in the Midwest do not agree on its boundaries. So what determines the meaning of 'Midwest' to a given speaker? We argue that the meaning of a geographical term like 'Midwest' is based in part on one's experience with locations that one knows to be part of the region. This exemplar-based knowledge(More)
Phonotactic knowledge is typically tested using metalinguistic wordlikeness judgment tasks. We introduce a new method for testing phonotactics, where subjects are asked to match a set of pictures of novel objects with a larger set of pseudowords, only some of which are phonotactically legal. The subjects tend to pick the pseu-dowords that are(More)
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