Spanish, /s/, memory traces, Analogical Modeling
The pronunciation of Spanish /s/ as an aspirate [h] (or its deletion) is studied in a usagebased simulation that assumes that prior linguistic experiences are stored as memory traces, and that these stored experiences, instead of generalizations abstracted from them, are the source of the knowledge speakers have of their language. This exploratory simulation was carried out using the algorithm of Analogical Modeling of Language (Skousen 1989, 1992).
Original Publication Citation
2001. “A Usage-based Simulation of Spanish S-weakening.” Italian Journal of Linguistics 13.191-209.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Eddington, David, "A Usage-based Simulation of Spanish S-weakening" (2001). Faculty Publications. 6953.
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