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dc.contributor.authorKosutar, Sara
dc.contributor.authorHrzica, Gordana
dc.contributor.authorBotica, Tomislava Bosnjak
dc.contributor.authorMilin, Petar
dc.description.abstractEntrenchment and schematisation are the two most important cognitive processes in language acquisition. In this article, the role of the two processes, operationalised by token and type frequency, in the production of overgeneralised verb forms in Croatian preschool children is investigated using a parental ques tionnaire and computational simulation of language acquisition. The participants of the questionnaire were parents of children aged 3;0–5;11 years (n = 174). The results showed that parents of most children (93 %) reported the parallel use of both adult like and overgeneralised verb forms, suggesting that Croatian-speaking preschool children have not yet fully acquired the verbal system. The likelihood of over generalised forms being reported decreases with the age of the children and verb type frequency. The results of the computational simulation show that patterns with a higher type frequency also show a greater preference for the correct form, while lexical items show both learning and unlearning tendencies during the process.en_US
dc.identifier.citationKosutar, Hrzica, Botica, Milin. The role of entrenchment and schematisation in the acquisition of rich verbal morphology. Cognitive Linguistics. 2024en_US
dc.identifier.cristinIDFRIDAID 2265696
dc.publisherde Gruyteren_US
dc.relation.journalCognitive Linguistics
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2024 The Author(s)en_US
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)en_US
dc.titleThe role of entrenchment and schematisation in the acquisition of rich verbal morphologyen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US

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