This paper investigates the morphological impact of the quantitative properties of the lexicon in the decomposition of morphologically complex words by native speakers of Italian. It deals with a definition of the crucial notions of micro- and macro-phonotactics with respect to word structure, and illustrates the results of a word similarity judgment experiment, where the native speakers’ performance on morphologically complex pseudo-words was compared to the output of an activation-based model trained on the same experimental material. We discuss the hypothesis that morpholexical processing is based to a great extent on statistical preconditions that are intrinsic to the micro- and macro-phonotactics of the language

The morphological impact of micro- and macro-phonotactics. Computational and behavioral analysis

Calderone, Basilio;Celata, Chiara
2010-11-18

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This paper investigates the morphological impact of the quantitative properties of the lexicon in the decomposition of morphologically complex words by native speakers of Italian. It deals with a definition of the crucial notions of micro- and macro-phonotactics with respect to word structure, and illustrates the results of a word similarity judgment experiment, where the native speakers’ performance on morphologically complex pseudo-words was compared to the output of an activation-based model trained on the same experimental material. We discuss the hypothesis that morpholexical processing is based to a great extent on statistical preconditions that are intrinsic to the micro- and macro-phonotactics of the language
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