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Cryptotypes , Meaning-Form Mappings , and

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  • Overgeneralizations
  • Published 2001
  • OVERGENERALIZATION, or a learner’s application of a general pattern to inappropriate cases, has received increasing attention in language acquisition studies in recent years. Investigators have examined this phenomenon from a number of linguistic, psychological, and cognitive perspectives (Bowerman, 1982, 1987; Clark, 1987; Pinker, 1989) and have found many interesting results. One very important finding concerns the child’s acquisition of the English past tense. It has been observed that at… CONTINUE READING

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