Implicational markedness and frequency in constraint-based computational models of phonological learning.

@article{Jarosz2010ImplicationalMA,
  title={Implicational markedness and frequency in constraint-based computational models of phonological learning.},
  author={Gaja Jarosz},
  journal={Journal of child language},
  year={2010},
  volume={37 3},
  pages={565-606}
}
This study examines the interacting roles of implicational markedness and frequency from the joint perspectives of formal linguistic theory, phonological acquisition and computational modeling. The hypothesis that child grammars are rankings of universal constraints, as in Optimality Theory (Prince & Smolensky, 1993/2004), that learning involves a gradual transition from an unmarked initial state to the target grammar, and that order of acquisition is guided by frequency, along the lines of… CONTINUE READING