Abstract

This paper presents experimental data on the processing of loanwords and nonce words that focuses on morphophonological alternations in Russian. It addresses the issue of how stem allomorphy involving palatalization of the velar/palatal and dental/palatal types in the Russian verb system is processed in adults. The processing of morphophonological alternations is shown to be quite variable (and probably un-productive) and to depend, on the one hand, on the distribution of allomorphs within the verb paradigm, and on the other hand, on verb class productivity. It is hypothesized that these differences should be reflected in child language acquisition.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1543-0391
Print ISSN
1068-2090
Pages
pp. 337-357
Launched on MUSE
2017-01-06
Open Access
No
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