Lexical gaps and morphological complexity: the role of intermediate derivational steps
In this thesis, we present a multi-method investigation of how lexical gaps, defined here as morphologically and phonologically viable formations, are processed in derivational chains. Due to a focus on the processing of single-affixed words in the experimental literature, little is known about the role of intermediate steps of derivation during morphological decomposition.
In a series of four behavioural experiments, we show that while all morphologically well-formed items act...Expand abstract
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