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Unexpected Predictability in the Hawaiian Passive

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Parker-Jones, 'Oiwi
Published in Mayor, J. & Gomez, P. Computational Models of Cognitive Processes: Proceedings of the 13th Neural Computation and Psychology Workshop (NCPW13). San Sebastian - July 12-14, 2012 - Singapore: World Scientific Publishing. 2013, p. 43-61
Abstract In Polynesian phonology and morphology, passives have traditionally been analyzed in two steps: (1) by assigning a single default pattern, which has been characterized as fully predictable and productive; and (2) by lexicalizing the remaining patterns, which have been assumed to be unpredictable. We overturn this assumption of unpredictability here for the Hawaiian passive by finding a computational model capable of predicting more than just the single default. This is achieved by learning statistical regularities over active verbs which predict their passive forms. Whether Hawaiian speakers are able to make use of these model predictions in a productive way can now be tested behaviorally.
Keywords HawaiianMachine LearningMorphologyPhonologyPolynesian Languages
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ISBN: 978-981-4458-83-2
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Research group Psycholinguistique
Project FNS: 131700
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PARKER-JONES, 'Oiwi, MAYOR, Julien. Unexpected Predictability in the Hawaiian Passive. In: Mayor, J. & Gomez, P. (Ed.). Computational Models of Cognitive Processes: Proceedings of the 13th Neural Computation and Psychology Workshop (NCPW13). San Sebastian. Singapore : World Scientific Publishing, 2013. p. 43-61. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:30757

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