The impetus for this workshop, borrowing from a recent review by Yang in TICS (2004), is that "Recent demonstrations of statistical learning in infants have reinvigorated the innateness versus learning debate in language acquisition," particularly regarding syntax. We aim to reexamine this issue in a single forum from the computational, cognitive, and formal linguistics perspectives. Our intent is to examine recent applications of statistical learning theory to language acquisition.Details from Fred Hapgood's http://www.BostonScienceAndEngineeringLectures.com: link.
Monday, October 15, 2007
Workshop: Where Does Syntax Come From?
"Where Does Syntax Come From? Have We All Been Wrong?" is a workshop to be held all day this Friday (Oct 19) at MIT.