Steven Pinker

List of John Benjamins publications for which Steven Pinker plays a role.



Why do compounds containing regular plurals, such as rats-infested, sound so much worse than corresponding compounds containing irregular plurals, such as mice-infested? Berent and Pinker (2007) reported five experiments showing that this theoretically important effect hinges on the morphological… read more | Article
English speakers disfavor compounds containing regular plurals compared to irregular ones. Haskell, MacDonald and Seidenberg (2003) attribute this phenomenon to the rarity of compounds containing words with the phonological properties of regular plurals. Five experiments test this proposal.… read more | Article
Pinker, Steven and Alan Prince 1994 Regular and Irregular Morphology and the Psychological Status of Rules of GrammarThe Reality of Linguistic Rules, Lima, Susan D., Roberta Corrigan and Gregory Iverson, pp. 321 ff.