Continuity in lexical and morphological development: a test of the critical mass hypothesis.

  title={Continuity in lexical and morphological development: a test of the critical mass hypothesis.},
  author={Virginia A. Marchman and Elizabeth A. Bates},
  journal={Journal of child language},
  volume={21 2},
Several recent studies have demonstrated strong relationships between lexical acquisition and subsequent developments within the domain of morphosyntax. A connectionist model of the acquisition of a morphological system analogous to that of the English past tense (Plunkett & Marchman, 1993) suggests that growth in vocabulary size may relate to the onset of over-regularization errors. However, this model suggests that the relationships between vocabulary size and morphosyntactic development are… CONTINUE READING
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