Knowledge and learning in natural language

@inproceedings{Yang2000KnowledgeAL,
  title={Knowledge and learning in natural language},
  author={Charles D. Yang},
  year={2000}
}
The present dissertation is a study of language development in children. From a biological perspective, the development of language, as the development of any other organic systems, is an interaction between internal and external factors; specifically, between the child's internal knowledge of linguistic structures and the external linguistic experience he receives. Drawing insights from the study of biological evolution, we put forth a quantitative model of language acquisition that make this… 
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