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Baron, Naomi S. 1983. Linguistic saturation and linguistic failure: A functional view of language acquisition. In Borbé, Tasso, ed. Semiotics unfolding: Proceedings of the Second Congress of the International Association for Semiotic Studies, Vienna, July 1979. Mouton. pp. 1059–1066.
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Structural models of acquisition are said to be unable to handle the notion of failures. B. proposes a saturation model which does not only account for the formal structures which speakers learn to produce but which can also explain why some structures are learned and others not.