ERIC Number: EJ384127
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1988
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The Overgeneralization of Morphological Forms as a Function of Experience.
Kuczaj, Stan A., II; Borys, Robert H.
Language Sciences, v10 n1 p111-22 1988
Three- to nine-year-olds' (N=80) post-exposure production of regular and irregular suffixes indicated that subjects found it easier to learn a regular suffix when they heard it used with phonetically similar base forms. Subjects were more likely to overgeneralize the regular suffix to irregular forms when they had heard it used in conjunction with phonetically dissimilar base forms. (Author/CB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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