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  • 1 University of Novi Sad Department of Psychology Novi Sad Serbia
  • 2 Ghent University Department of Experimental Psychology Ghent Belgium
  • 3 University of Belgrade Laboratory for Experimental Psychology Belgrade Serbia
  • 4 Dr Zorana Dindica 2 Novi Sad 21000 Serbia
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Allomorphy is a phenomenon that occurs in many languages. Several psycholinguistic studies have shown that allomorphy, if present, co-determines cognitive processing. In the present paper we discuss allomorphic variations of Serbian instrumental singular form of pseudo-nouns as emerging from analogical learning. We compare the predictions derived from memory-based language processing models with results from a previous experimental study with adult Serbian native speakers. Results confirm that the production of suffix allomorphs in Serbian instrumental singular masculine nouns can be accounted for by memory-based learning and simple analogical inferences. The present findings are in line with a growing body of research showing that memory-based learning models make relevant predictions about the cognitive processes involved in various linguistic phenomena.

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