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MOSAIC+: a crosslinguistic model of verb-marking errors in typically developing children and children with developmental language disorder

Freudenthal, Daniel, Gobet, Fernand ORCID: 0000-0002-9317-6886 and Pine, Julian M. (2023) MOSAIC+: a crosslinguistic model of verb-marking errors in typically developing children and children with developmental language disorder. Language Learning. ISSN 0023-8333 (In Press)

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Abstract

This study extended an existing crosslinguistic model of verb-marking errors in children's early multiword speech (MOSAIC) by adding a novel mechanism that defaults to the most frequent form of the verb where this accounts for a high proportion of forms in the input. Our simulations showed that the resulting model not only provides a better explanation of the data on typically developing children but also captures the crosslinguistic pattern of verb-marking error in children with developmental language disorder, including the tendency of English-speaking children to show higher rates of optional-infinitive errors and the tendency of Dutch-, German-, and Spanish-speaking children to show higher rates of agreement errors. The new version of MOSAIC thus provides a unified crosslinguistic model of the pattern of verb-marking errors in typically developing children and children with developmental language disorder.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2023 The Author(s).
Divisions: CPNSS
Subjects: P Language and Literature
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Date Deposited: 05 May 2023 13:48
Last Modified: 26 May 2024 05:54
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/118807

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