Explaining Language Universals in Connectionist Networks

  title={Explaining Language Universals in Connectionist Networks},
  author={Chan-Do Lee Taejon},
  • Chan-Do Lee Taejon
  • Published 2006
Across languages there are certain characteristics which they share. Linguists, trying to explain language universals, have come up with different theories: They argue for (1) the innatedness of general linguistic principles, (2) the communicative functions reflected in linguisitic structure, (3) the psychological demands placed upon language users, or (4) grammar-internal explanations. This paper tries to explain some of the morphological universals in the framework of a connectionist network… CONTINUE READING
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