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Linguistic nativism and the poverty of the stimulus

Author: Alexander Clark; Shalom Lappin; Wiley InterScience (Online service)
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.
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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  Read more...
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Clark, Alexander (Alexander Simon).
Linguistic nativism and the poverty of the stimulus.
Chichester, West Sussex ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011
(DLC) 2010026274
(OCoLC)643763545
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Clark; Shalom Lappin; Wiley InterScience (Online service)
ISBN: 9781444390568 1444390562 9781444390544 1444390546 1283514273 9781283514279 9781405187848 1405187840 9781405187855 1405187859
OCLC Number: 716210972
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 248 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Front Matter --
Introduction: Nativism in Linguistic Theory --
Clarifying the Argument from the Poverty of the Stimulus --
The Stimulus: Determining the Nature of Primary Linguistic Data --
Learning in the Limit: The Gold Paradigm --
Probabilistic Learning Theory for Language Acquisition --
A Formal Model of Indirect Negative Evidence --
Computational Complexity and Efficient Learning --
Positive Results in Efficient Learning --
Grammar Induction through Implemented Machine Learning --
Parameters in Linguistic Theory and Probabilistic Language Models --
A Brief Look at Some Biological and Psychological Evidence --
Conclusion --
References --
Author Index --
Subject Index.
Responsibility: Alexander Clark and Shalom Lappin.
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