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Query:   Irregular English Past Tense
Author:  Scott McClure
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Psycholinguistics
Language Acquisition

Summary:   REGARDING QUERY: HTTP://LINGUISTLIST.ORG/ISSUES/16/16-2594.HTML#1

ON SEPT. 9, I POSTED A QUERY ABOUT ALBRIGHT AND HAYES (2003) ''RULES VS.
ANALOGIES IN THE ENGLISH PAST TENSE: A COMPUTATIONAL/EXPERIMENTAL STUDY,''
AND WHETHER ANYONE KNEW OF ANY SIMILAR WORK, ESPECIALLY WORK INVOLVING
CHILDREN AND OVERGENERALIZATION. SEVERAL PEOPLE WHO RESPONDED KINDLY
MENTIONED THESE ARTICLES:

RAGNARSDOTTIR, SIMONSEN, AND PLUNKETT (1999) ''THE ACQUISITION OF PAST
TENSE MORPHOLOGY INICELANDIC AND NORWEGIAN CHILDREN: AN EXPERIMENTAL
STUDY,'' JOURNAL OF CHILD LANGUAGE, V. 26, 577-618.

MARCHMAN, PLUNKETT, AND GOODMAN (1997) ''OVERREGULARIZATION IN ENGLISH
PLURAL AND PAST TENSE MORPHOLOGY: A RESPNSE TO MARCUS (1995),''JOURNAL OF
CHILD LANGUAGE, V. 24, 767-779.

RAMSCAR (2002) ''THE ROLE OF MEANING IN INFLECTION: WHY THE PAST TENSE DOES
NOT REQUIRE A RULE,'' COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY, V. 45, 45-94.

THANKS AGAIN TO EVERYONE WHO RESPONDED,
SCOTT

LL Issue: 16.2608
Date Posted: 11-Sep-2005
Original Query: Read original query