This paper examines the effects of grammatical probability and lexical analogy in well-formedness judgments. Two experiments are reported in which the participants are asked to rate the acceptability of novel forms. The crucial difference between the experiments is whether real words are included in the stimulus set. The results suggest that the effect of lexical similarity is sensitive to the presence of real words in the experimental stimuli, while the effect of grammatical probability is not.
Proceedings of the 25th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics
edited by Donald Baumer, David Montero, and Michael Scanlon Table of contents
ISBN 978-1-57473-415-7 library binding
vii + 461 pages
publication date: 2006
published by Cascadilla Proceedings Project, Somerville, MA, USA