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The lexicon

Craig P. Speelman and Kim Kirsner

in Beyond the Learning Curve: The construction of mind

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198570417
eISBN:
9780191708657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570417.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter tests the Component Theory of Skill Acquisition against phenomena reported in relation to the mental lexicon. Research on repetition priming with tasks such lexical decision is reviewed, ... More


English Derivational Morphology: Productivity, Processing, and Ordering

Timothy J. O’Donnell

in Productivity and Reuse In Language: A Theory of Linguistic Computation and Storage

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262028844
eISBN:
9780262326803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028844.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter reviews the empirical and theoretical literatures on English derivational morphology—in preparation for the simulation results presented in the following chapter. This chapter is divided ... More


English Derivational Morphology: Simulations

Timothy J. O’Donnell

in Productivity and Reuse In Language: A Theory of Linguistic Computation and Storage

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262028844
eISBN:
9780262326803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028844.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter presents simulation results for English derivational morphology. The first part of the chapter gives a general overview of the modeling assumptions used for the simulations of the ... More


Frequency

John R Taylor

in The Mental Corpus: How language is represented in the mind

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199290802
eISBN:
9780191741388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290802.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Different elements of a language, be they words, sounds, phrases, or constructions, exhibit characteristic and stable frequencies. All kinds of psycholinguistic tasks show that speakers ‘know’ these ... More


Introduction

Joan Bybee

in Frequency of Use and the Organization of Language

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195301571
eISBN:
9780199867271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301571.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

A newcomer to the field of linguistics might be surprised to learn that for most of the 20th century, facts about the frequency of use of particular words, phrases, or constructions were considered ... More


Ancient Greek Accentuation: Synchronic Patterns, Frequency Effects, and Prehistory

Philomen Probert

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199279609
eISBN:
9780191707292
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279609.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The accentuation of many categories of ancient Greek word appears arbitrary, but this book points to some striking correlations between accentuation and a word’s synchronic morphological ... More


Word Frequency in Lexical Diffusion and the Source of Morphophonological Change

Joan Bybee

in Frequency of Use and the Organization of Language

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195301571
eISBN:
9780199867271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301571.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

Two ideas that have been around for almost a century need to be reexamined in the light of existing theories of linguistic change. These ideas involve the relationship between word frequency and ... More


Explanation in Morphophonemics Changes in Provençal and Spanish Preterite Forms

Mary Alexandra Brewer

in Frequency of Use and the Organization of Language

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195301571
eISBN:
9780199867271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301571.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter focuses on analogical changes in the preterite verbal paradigms of dialects of Castilian and Provençal. Though the changes work with different phonological material, indicating their ... More


Frequency of Use and the Organization of Language

Joan Bybee

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195301571
eISBN:
9780199867271
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301571.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This book essentially argues for the importance of word frequency as a factor in the analysis and explanation of language structure. In other words, the roles of words and other linguistic phenomena ... More


Toxic Gas in the Cockpit: Pro Form and National Insurance Company v. The Garrett Corporation

Roger W. Shuy

in Fighting over Words: Language and Civil Law Cases

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195328837
eISBN:
9780199870165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328837.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The fatal crash of a private plane led to a lawsuit brought by the insurer against the manufacturer of the aircraft's engine. Investigators found no evidence of engine malfunction, so the insurer ... More


Linguistic Determinants of the Intelligibility of Swedish Words among Danes

Sebastian KÜrschner, Charlotte Gooskens, and RenÉe Van Bezooijen

in Computing and Language Variation: International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing Volume 2

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640300
eISBN:
9780748671380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640300.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This chapter investigates the degree to which various linguistic factors contribute to the intelligibility of Swedish words among Danes. It correlates the results of an experiment on word ... More


Theories

Rebecca Treiman and Brett Kessler

in How Children Learn to Write Words

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199907977
eISBN:
9780190228422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199907977.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter discusses major theories of spelling development. One is that learning to spell is a process of rote memorization. Dual-route theory postulates that spellers use a lexical route, based ... More


Interrogating the data from chapter 6

Philip Durkin

in Borrowed Words: A History of Loanwords in English

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199574995
eISBN:
9780191771446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574995.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography, Historical Linguistics

Cases of difficult or uncertain etymologies are briefly reviewed. Words that may show either direct borrowing or derivation from other borrowings within English are discussed and exemplified. The ... More


Analyzing Groups of Genes

Soumya Raychaudhuri

in Computational Text Analysis: for functional genomics and bioinformatics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198567400
eISBN:
9780191916700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198567400.003.0013
Subject:
Computer Science, Mathematical Theory of Computation

The analysis of large-scale genomic data (such as sequences or expression patterns) frequently involves grouping genes based on common experimental features. The goal of manual or automated ... More


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