The mean lean grammar machine meets the human mind: Empirical investigations of the mental status of linguistic rules

Dabrowska, Ewa (2010) The mean lean grammar machine meets the human mind: Empirical investigations of the mental status of linguistic rules. In: Cognitive foundations of linguistic usage patterns. Applications of Cognitive Linguistics [ACL], 13 . De Gruyter Mouton, New York, pp. 151-170. ISBN 978-3110216035

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Abstract

This paper describes the results of several studies which address the question whether speakers' representations of the patterns of their language are indeed as general as the rules proposed by most modern linguists. The next two sections summarize the results of several experimental studies designed to provide evidence about the generality of speakers' knowledge of inflectional morphology. Then a construction which has been extensively studied by syntacticians working in the generative tradition is discussed: English questions with long distance dependencies. The final section discusses the implications of these studies for linguistic theory and methodology.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: linguistics, language and languages-usage
Subjects: Q900 Others in Linguistics, Classics and related subjects
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Humanities
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Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2010 12:20
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:11
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1013

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