Are non-semantic morphological effects incompatible with a distributed connectionist approach to lexical processing ?

@inproceedings{Plaut2001AreNM,
  title={Are non-semantic morphological effects incompatible with a distributed connectionist approach to lexical processing ?},
  author={David C. Plaut and Laura M. Gonnerman},
  year={2001}
}
On a distributed connectionist approach, morphology reects a learned sensitivity to the systematic relationships among the surface forms of words and their meanings. Performance on lexical tasks should thus exhibit graded effects of both semantic and formal similarity. Although there is evidence for such effects, there are also demonstrations of morphological effects in the absence of semantic similarity (when formal similarity is controlled) in morphologically rich languages like Hebrew. Such… CONTINUE READING
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Derivational morphology as an emergent, interlevel representation. Manuscript submitted for publication

  • L. M. Gonnerman, J. T. Devlin, E. S. Andersen, M. S. Seidenberg
  • 2000
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