Using sound to solve syntactic problems: the role of phonology in grammatical category assignments.

@article{Kelly1992UsingST,
  title={Using sound to solve syntactic problems: the role of phonology in grammatical category assignments.},
  author={Michael H. Kelly},
  journal={Psychological review},
  year={1992},
  volume={99 2},
  pages={349-64}
}
One ubiquitous problem in language processing involves the assignment of words to the correct grammatical category, such as noun or verb. In general, semantic and syntactic cues have been cited as the principal information for grammatical category assignment, to the neglect of possible phonological cues. This neglect is unwarranted, and the following claims are made: (a) Numerous correlations between phonology and grammatical class exist, (b) some of these correlations are large and can pervade… CONTINUE READING
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