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Modality effects in compounding with English inflectional morphology.

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The treatment of plural morphemes in English noun-noun compounds is significant because it provides a test case for competing theories of language acquisition and representation. Even when the first noun in a compound refers to plural items, native speakers frequently use the singular form (Murphy, 2000). Sometimes, they will use the irregular plural form ('mice chaser') but very rarely are regular plurals ('rats chaser') used as the first noun in a compound. This effect has been found with n...

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10.1348/000712605x48962

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University of Oxford
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SSD
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Education
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British journal of psychology (London, England : 1953) More from this journal
Volume:
96
Issue:
Pt 3
Pages:
295-311
Publication date:
2005-08-01
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0007-1269
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English
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pubs:131850
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uuid:06738a66-be24-4918-ad0a-efd2fd333ebe
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131850
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2014-12-26

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