Computational models of syntactic acquisition.

  title={Computational models of syntactic acquisition.},
  author={Charles D. Yang},
  journal={Wiley interdisciplinary reviews. Cognitive science},
  volume={3 2},
  • Charles D. Yang
  • Published 1 March 2012
  • Psychology
  • Wiley interdisciplinary reviews. Cognitive science
The computational approach to syntactic acquisition can be fruitfully pursued by integrating results and perspectives from computer science, linguistics, and developmental psychology. In this article, we first review some key results in computational learning theory and their implications for language acquisition. We then turn to examine specific learning models, some of which exploit distributional information in the input while others rely on a constrained space of hypotheses, yet both… 

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