ERIC Number: EJ513652
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1995
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Children's Overregularization of English Plurals: A Quantitative Analysis.
Marcus, Gary F.
Journal of Child Language, v22 n2 p447-59 Jun 1995
Presents a quantitative study of children's noun plural overregularizations on recent comparisons of connectionist and symbolic models of language. The speech of 10 English-speaking children aged 1;3 to 5;2 were analyzed. Results pose challenges to connectionist models, but are consistent with the blocking-and-retrieval-failure model in which regulars are generated by a default rule while irregulars are retrieved from the lexicon. (JL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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