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Activating Verb Semantics from the Regular and Irregular Past Tense.

By Catherine E Longworth, Billi Randall and Lorraine K Tyler

Abstract

Theoretical accounts of the processing of inflectional morphology make implicit, untested assumptions about the activation of verb semantics from inflected verbs. This research used semantic priming to investigate the extent to which regular and irregular past tense forms activate verb semantics, in comparison to the verb stem. The results show that past tense forms activate verb semantics to the same extent as verb stems and without differences due to verb regularity. These results provide constraining data for models of inflectional morphology

Year: 2009
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