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Sex differences in past tense overregularization

Lum, Jarrad A G; Kidd, Evan


Hartshorne and Ullman (2006) presented naturalistic language data from 25 children (15 boys, 10 girls) and showed that girls produced more past tense overregularization errors than did boys. In particular, girls were more likely to overregularize irregular verbs whose stems share phonological similarities with regular verbs. It was argued that the result supported the Declarative/Procedural model of language, a neuropsychological analogue of the dual-route approach to language. In the current...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Developmental Science
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-7687.2008.00744.x


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