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Investigating the contribution of procedural and declarative memory to the acquisition of past tense morphology: Evidence from Finnish

Kidd, Evan; Kirjavainen, Minna


The present paper reports on a study that investigated the role of procedural and declarative memory in the acquisition of Finnish past tense morphology. Two competing models were tested. Ullman's (2004) declarative/procedural model predicts that procedural memory supports the acquisition of regular morphology, whereas declarative memory supports the acquisition of irregular morphology. In contrast, single-route approaches predict that declarative memory should support lexical learning, which...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Language and Cognitive Processes
DOI: 10.1080/01690965.2010.493735


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