Is the strength of regularisation behaviour uniform across linguistic levels?

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Human languages contain very little unconditioned variation. In contexts where language learners are exposed to input that contains inconsistencies, they tend to regularise it, either by eliminating competing variants, or conditioning variant use on the context. In the present study we compare regularisation behaviour across linguistic levels, looking at how adult learners respond to variability in morphology and word order. Our results suggest similar strengths in regularisation between linguistic levels given input languages whose complexity is comparable.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society
EditorsG Gunzelmann, A. Howes, T. Tenbrink, E. J. Davelaar
Place of PublicationAustin, TX
PublisherCognitive Science Society
ISBN (Print)9780991196760
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jul 2017
EventCogSci 2017: 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society - Hilton London Metropole, 225 Edgware Rd, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 26 Jul 201729 Jul 2017


ConferenceCogSci 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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