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Ch.24: Learnability by Bruce Tesar

 

"A fundamental tenet of cognitive science is that human mental processes, including those involved in language, are computational processes. On this view, for a child to learn their native language, there must exist a learn­ing algorithm capable of determining the grammar of that language from a reasonable amount of data, and with a reasonable amount of computa­tional effort. Language learnability is the study of the computational dimensions of language learning..."

Citation:
Tesar, Bruce (2007). Learnability. In Paul de Lacy (ed.) The Cambridge Handbook of Phonology. Cambridge University Press, pp.555-574.

 

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