A Connectionist Model of Verb Subcategorization Hinrich Schütze

@inproceedings{Schtze2007ACM,
  title={A Connectionist Model of Verb Subcategorization Hinrich Sch{\"u}tze},
  author={Hinrich Sch{\"u}tze},
  year={2007}
}
Much of the debate on rule-based vs. connectionist models in language acquisition has focussed on the English past tense. This paper investigates a new area, the acquisition of verb subcategorization. Verbs differ in how they express their arguments or subcategorize for them. For example, “She gave him a book.” is good, but “She donated him a book.” sounds odd. The paper describes a connectionist model for the acquisition of verb subcategorization and how it accounts for overgeneralization and… CONTINUE READING