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ERIC Number: EJ819522
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0749-596X
The Simultaneous Effects of Inflectional Paradigms and Classes on Lexical Recognition: Evidence from Serbian
Milin, Petar; Filipovic Durdevic, Dusica; Moscoso del Prado Martin, Fermin
Journal of Memory and Language, v60 n1 p50-64 Jan 2009
In this study, we investigate the relevance of inflectional paradigms and inflectional classes for lexical processing. We provide an information-theoretical measure of the divergence in the frequency distributions of two of the paradigms to which a word simultaneously belongs: the paradigm of the stem and the more general paradigm of the nominal class in which the stem is embedded. We show that after controlling for other variables, this measure is positively correlated with response latencies and error counts in a visual lexical decision experiment in Serbian. We interpret these results as a trace of the simultaneous influence on lexical processing of both the stem and the inflectional paradigms. (Contains 3 figures and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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