Modeling the Developmental Patterning of Finiteness Marking in English, Dutch, German, and Spanish Using MOSAIC

@article{Freudenthal2007ModelingTD,
  title={Modeling the Developmental Patterning of Finiteness Marking in English, Dutch, German, and Spanish Using MOSAIC},
  author={Daniel Freudenthal and Julian M. Pine and Javier Aguado-Orea and Fernand Gobet},
  journal={Cognitive science},
  year={2007},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={311-41}
}
In this study, we apply MOSAIC (model of syntax acquisition in children) to the simulation of the developmental patterning of children's optional infinitive (OI) errors in 4 languages: English, Dutch, German, and Spanish. MOSAIC, which has already simulated this phenomenon in Dutch and English, now implements a learning mechanism that better reflects the theoretical assumptions underlying it, as well as a chunking mechanism that results in frequent phrases being treated as 1 unit. Using 1… CONTINUE READING