In this paper we first deal with the grammatical class distinction between nouns and verbs in lexical production and comprehension processes and describe some psycholinguistic data on Italian which provide support for the hypothesis that nouns and verbs are differently represented in the input and output components of the lexical processing system. Then we focus our discussion on the processing and the representation of verbs’ grammatical and morphological information in the mental lexicon; we analyze some data on lexical processing of Italian verbs which show that the information about inflectional class and mood represents an organizational criterion for the lexical representation of verbal forms.

The Representation of Verbal Forms in the Italian Mental Lexicon: The Role of Grammatical Classes and Grammatical Categories

LAUDANNA, Alessandro;DE MARTINO, MARIA
2004

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In this paper we first deal with the grammatical class distinction between nouns and verbs in lexical production and comprehension processes and describe some psycholinguistic data on Italian which provide support for the hypothesis that nouns and verbs are differently represented in the input and output components of the lexical processing system. Then we focus our discussion on the processing and the representation of verbs’ grammatical and morphological information in the mental lexicon; we analyze some data on lexical processing of Italian verbs which show that the information about inflectional class and mood represents an organizational criterion for the lexical representation of verbal forms.
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