Brain responses to morphologically complex verbs: An electrophysiological study of Swedish regular and irregular past tense forms

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@article{0bf5848507974ee0b4a6c1a289ecf2fc,
title = "Brain responses to morphologically complex verbs: An electrophysiological study of Swedish regular and irregular past tense forms",
abstract = "The present electrophysiological study investigated irregular versus regular verb form processing in Swedish during reading. In line with previous results from other languages, overregularized verbs, i.e. incorrect irregular stem + regular past tense suffix combinations (e.g. *stj{\"a}l + de ‘steal + past tense’), elicited a left-lateralized negativity (LAN) relative to correct irregulars (stal ‘stole’), suggesting rule-based decomposition of regularly inflected words. Lack of a similar effect for misapplication of the irregular stem formation pattern on regular verbs (e.g. *l{\"o}ft ‘lifted’ instead of lyfte) suggests the involvement of different processing mechanisms, possibly whole word access, for irregular items, at least to some degree. A P600 showing reprocessing was seen for all incorrect forms. The results add cross-linguistic support for morphological decomposition in the verbal inflection of a language where results from previous neurolinguistic studies of nominal inflection have only suggested the use of full-form access to words.",
keywords = "Event-related potentials, Inflection, LAN, Left anterior negativity, Morphology, P600",
author = "Andrea Schremm and Mikael Nov{\'e}n and Merle Horne and Mikael Roll",
year = "2019",
doi = "10.1016/j.jneuroling.2019.01.006",
language = "English",
volume = "51",
pages = "76--83",
journal = "Journal of Neurolinguistics",
issn = "0911-6044",
publisher = "Elsevier",

}