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Linguistic Nativism and the Poverty of the Stimulus [electronic resource].

By: Contributor(s): Material type: Computer fileComputer filePublisher number: 9781405187848Publication details: Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., 2010.ISBN:
  • 9781444390544
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: Linguistic Nativism and the Poverty of the StimulusDDC classification:
  • 401/.93
LOC classification:
  • P118.C544 2010
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Contents:
Linguistic Nativism and the Poverty of the Stimulus; Contents; Preface; 1 Introduction: Nativism in Linguistic Theory; 2 Clarifying the Argument from the Poverty of the Stimulus; 3 The Stimulus: Determining the Nature of Primary Linguistic Data; 4 Learning in the Limit: The Gold Paradigm; 5 Probabilistic Learning Theory for Language Acquisition; 6 A Formal Model of Indirect Negative Evidence; 7 Computational Complexity and Efficient Learning; 8 Positive Results in Efficient Learning; 9 Grammar Induction through Implemented Machine Learning
10 Parameters in Linguistic Theory and Probabilistic Language Models11 A Brief Look at Some Biological and Psychological Evidence; 12 Conclusion; References; Author Index; Subject Index
Summary: This unique contribution to the ongoing discussion of language acquisition considers the Argument from the Poverty of the Stimulus in language learning in the context of the wider debate over cognitive, computational, and linguistic issues. Critically examines the Argument from the Poverty of the Stimulus - the theory that the linguistic input which children receive is insufficient to explain the rich and rapid development of their knowledge of their first language(s) through general learning mechanismsFocuses on formal learnability properties of the class of natural languages, con
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Linguistic Nativism and the Poverty of the Stimulus; Contents; Preface; 1 Introduction: Nativism in Linguistic Theory; 2 Clarifying the Argument from the Poverty of the Stimulus; 3 The Stimulus: Determining the Nature of Primary Linguistic Data; 4 Learning in the Limit: The Gold Paradigm; 5 Probabilistic Learning Theory for Language Acquisition; 6 A Formal Model of Indirect Negative Evidence; 7 Computational Complexity and Efficient Learning; 8 Positive Results in Efficient Learning; 9 Grammar Induction through Implemented Machine Learning

10 Parameters in Linguistic Theory and Probabilistic Language Models11 A Brief Look at Some Biological and Psychological Evidence; 12 Conclusion; References; Author Index; Subject Index

This unique contribution to the ongoing discussion of language acquisition considers the Argument from the Poverty of the Stimulus in language learning in the context of the wider debate over cognitive, computational, and linguistic issues. Critically examines the Argument from the Poverty of the Stimulus - the theory that the linguistic input which children receive is insufficient to explain the rich and rapid development of their knowledge of their first language(s) through general learning mechanismsFocuses on formal learnability properties of the class of natural languages, con