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Single mechanism but not single route: Learning verb inflections in constructivist neural networks

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Journal publication date12/1999
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Number of pages2
Original languageEnglish


Clahsen's theory raises problems that make it seem untenable As an alternative, a constructivist neural network model is reported that develops a modular architecture and in which a single associative mechanism produces all inflections, displaying an emergent dissociation between regular and irregular verbs. Thus, Clahsen's rejection of associative models of inflection concerns only a subgroup of these models.