Two wrongs make a right: Learnability and word order consistency
UNSPECIFIED (2003) Two wrongs make a right: Learnability and word order consistency. In: 25th Annual Conference of the Cognitive-Science-Society, JUL 31-AUG 02, 2003, Boston, MA.Full text not available from this repository.
Languages often demonstrate word order inconsistencies, and such inconsistencies ought to make languages harder to acquire. We present an integrative approach exploring the relationship between learnability and word order, incorporating syntactic theory, corpus analyses and computational modelling. We focus on comparisons between English and German, and conclude that inconsistencies may be preserved in the language due to the interaction between several syntactic structures.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||PROCEEDINGS OF THE TWENTY-FIFTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE COGNITIVE SCIENCE SOCIETY, Pts 1 and 2|
|Publisher:||LAWRENCE ERLBAUM ASSOC PUBL|
|Editor:||Alterman, R and Kirsh, D|
|Number of Pages:||6|
|Page Range:||pp. 816-821|
|Title of Event:||25th Annual Conference of the Cognitive-Science-Society|
|Location of Event:||Boston, MA|
|Date(s) of Event:||JUL 31-AUG 02, 2003|
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