Hidden Entries: a Psycholinguistic Study of Derivational Gaps

Julie Fadlon

in The Theta System

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780199602513
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191739200 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics

Hidden Entries: a Psycholinguistic Study of Derivational Gaps

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This paper discusses the crosslinguistic phenomenon of sporadic derivational gaps and compares two possible ways to account for it. I show that a psycholinguistic research can be employed to determine which is preferable and present an experimental study designed to detect hidden lexical representations of gaps in the transitive-unaccusative alternation.

Keywords: unaccusatives; derivational gaps; Hebrew; mental lexicon; verbal alternations

Chapter.  10077 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology

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