Cognitive Science 35 (7):1243-1281 (2011)

Authors
Paco Calvo Garzon
University of Murcia
Abstract
Some empirical evidence in the artificial language acquisition literature has been taken to suggest that statistical learning mechanisms are insufficient for extracting structural information from an artificial language. According to the more than one mechanism (MOM) hypothesis, at least two mechanisms are required in order to acquire language from speech: (a) a statistical mechanism for speech segmentation; and (b) an additional rule-following mechanism in order to induce grammatical regularities. In this article, we present a set of neural network studies demonstrating that a single statistical mechanism can mimic the apparent discovery of structural regularities, beyond the segmentation of speech. We argue that our results undermine one argument for the MOM hypothesis
Keywords Language acquisition  Speech processing  Artificial grammar learning  More than one mechanism hypothesis  Connectionism  Statistical learning
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1111/j.1551-6709.2011.01191.x
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 69,226
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Rules and Representations.Noam A. Chomsky - 1980 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 3 (127):1-61.
Rules and Representations.Noam Chomsky - 1980 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 3 (1):1-15.
Features of Similarity.Amos Tversky - 1977 - Psychological Review 84 (4):327-352.
Finding Structure in Time.Jeffrey L. Elman - 1990 - Cognitive Science 14 (2):179-211.

View all 23 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Which Came First: Infants Learning Language or Motherese?Heather Bortfeld - 2004 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 27 (4):505-506.
Author's Response.Patricia M. Greenfield - 2001 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25 (1):153-154.
Implicit Sequence Learning: The Truth is in the Details.Axel Cleeremans & L. JimC)nez - 1998 - In Michael A. Stadler & Peter A. Frensch (eds.), Handbook of Implicit Learning. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.
Artificial Speech and Its Authors.Philip J. Nickel - 2013 - Minds and Machines 23 (4):489-502.
Speech Perception.Casey O'Callaghan - 2015 - In Mohan Matthen (ed.), Oxford Handbook of the Philosophy of Perception. Oxford University Press.
Complexity in Language Acquisition.Alexander Clark & Shalom Lappin - 2013 - Topics in Cognitive Science 5 (1):89-110.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2011-08-10

Total views
133 ( #86,800 of 2,499,700 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
3 ( #209,789 of 2,499,700 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes