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Vsevolod Kapatsinski

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780262037860

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262037860.001.0001

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Learning Paradigmatic Structure

Learning Paradigmatic Structure

(p.179) 7 Learning Paradigmatic Structure
Changing Minds Changing Tools

Vsevolod Kapatsinski

The MIT Press

This chapter reviews research on the acquisition of paradigmatic structure (including research on canonical antonyms, morphological paradigms, associative inference, grammatical gender and noun classes). It discusses the second-order schema hypothesis, which views paradigmatic structure as mappings between constructions. New evidence from miniature artificial language learning of morphology is reported, which suggests that paradigmatic mappings involve paradigmatic associations between corresponding structures as well as an operation, copying an activated representation into the production plan. Producing a novel form of a known word is argued to involve selecting a prosodic template and filling it out with segmental material using form-meaning connections, syntagmatic and paradigmatic form-form connections and copying, which is itself an outcome cued by both semantics and phonology.

Keywords:   morphological paradigms, second-order schema, grammatical gender, noun classes, canonical antonyms, associative inference, morphology, prosodic template, miniature artificial language learning

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