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date: 27 November 2022

Paradigms in Morphologylocked

Paradigms in Morphologylocked

  • Petar MilinPetar MilinDepartment of Modern Languages, University of Birmingham
  •  and James P. BlevinsJames P. BlevinsGeorge Mason University

Summary

Studies of the structure and function of paradigms are as old as the Western grammatical tradition. The central role accorded to paradigms in traditional approaches largely reflects the fact that paradigms exhibit systematic patterns of interdependence that facilitate processes of analogical generalization. The recent resurgence of interest in word-based models of morphological processing and morphological structure more generally has provoked a renewed interest in paradigmatic dimensions of linguistic structure. Current methods for operationalizing paradigmatic relations and determining the behavioral correlates of these relations extend paradigmatic models beyond their traditional boundaries. The integrated perspective that emerges from this work is one in which variation at the level of individual words is not meaningful in isolation, but rather guides the association of words to paradigmatic contexts that play a role in their interpretation.

Subjects

  • Cognitive Science
  • Linguistic Theories
  • Morphology
  • Psycholinguistics

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