Impairments in verb morphology after brain injury: a connectionist model.

  title={Impairments in verb morphology after brain injury: a connectionist model.},
  author={Marc F. Joanisse and Mark S. Seidenberg},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={96 13},
The formation of the past tense of verbs in English has been the focus of the debate concerning connectionist vs. symbolic accounts of language. Brain-injured patients differ with respect to whether they are more impaired in generating irregular past tenses (TAKE-TOOK) or past tenses for nonce verbs (WUG-WUGGED). Such dissociations have been taken as evidence for distinct "rule" and "associative" memory systems in morphology and against the connectionist approach in which a single system is… CONTINUE READING
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