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