Ellen F. Prince ellen at CENTRAL.CIS.UPENN.EDU
Tue Apr 8 15:45:47 UTC 1997

>Hi folks,
>       Ellen F. Prince says she's "never heard that children's regularizations
>of irregular verbs were accompanied by precise semantic
>differentiations."  My kids sure were.  My son, for example, had a
>regularized past tense with -ed and a regularized past participle with
>-en.  He would say things like, "Daddy, my airplane needs fixen," and
>then also, "He fixed my airplane".
>       Noel

i would call that morphological or syntactic but definitely not semantic.

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