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The effect of frequency and phonological neighbourhood density on the acquisition of past tense verbs by Finnish children

Kirjavainen, Minna; Nikolaev, Alexandre; Kidd, Evan

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The acquisition of the past tense has received substantial attention in the psycholinguistics literature, yet most studies report data from English or closely related Indo-European languages. We report on a past tense elicitation study on 136 4a-6-year-old children that were acquiring a highly inflected Finno-Ugric (Uralic) languageFinnish. The children were tested on real and novel verbs (N120) exhibiting (1) productive, (2) semi-productive, or (3) non-productive inflectional processes...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/67836
Source: Cognitive Linguistics
DOI: 10.1515/cog-2012-0009

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