Input Filtering in Syntactic Acquisition: Answers From Language Change Modeling


We use historical change to explore whether children filter their input for language learning. Although others (e.g., Rohde & Plaut, 1999) have proposed filtering based on string length, we explore two types of filters that assume richer linguistic structure. One presupposes that linguistic utterances are structurally highly ambiguous and focuses learning… (More)


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