Dynamical Insight into Structure 1 Running head : DYNAMICAL INSIGHT INTO STRUCTURE IN CONNECTIONIST MODELS Dynamical Insight into Structure in Connectionist Models

@inproceedings{Tabor2007DynamicalII,
  title={Dynamical Insight into Structure 1 Running head : DYNAMICAL INSIGHT INTO STRUCTURE IN CONNECTIONIST MODELS Dynamical Insight into Structure in Connectionist Models},
  author={Whitney Tabor},
  year={2007}
}
I discuss a connectionist model, based on Elman’s (1990, 1991) Simple Recurrent Network, of the acquisition of complex syntactic structure. While not intended as a detailed model of the process children go through in acquiring natural languages, the model helps clarify concepts that may be useful for understanding the development of complex abilities. It provides evidence that connectionist learning can produce stage-wise development emergently. It is consistent with prior work on connectionist… CONTINUE READING