This book is the final version of the widely-circulated 1993 Technical Report that introduces a conception of grammar in which well-formedness is defined as optimality with respect to a ranked set of universal constraints.
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September 9, 2003
Dysgraphia: Cognitive Processes, Remediation, and Neural Substrates: A Special Issue of Aphasiology By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Written language permeates virtually every aspect of modern society and literacy plays a central role in determining the economic and personal success of the individual. However, while the importance of written language comprehension (reading) is generally acknowledged, the significance of written language expression (spelling) is often overlooked. As a result, there has been relatively little […]
November 17, 2000
Handbook of Cognitive Neuropsychology: What Deficits Reveal About the Human Mind By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
This volume reviews the full range of cognitive domains that have benefited from the study of deficits. Chapters covered include language, memory, object recognition, action, attention, consciousness and temporal cognition.
July 24, 2000
Perception, Cognition, and Language: Essays in Honor of Henry and Lila Gleitman By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
These original empirical research essays in the psychology of perception, cognition, and language were written in honor of Henry and Lila Gleitman, two of the most prominent psychologists of our time. The essays range across fields foundational to cognitive science, including perception, attention, memory, and language, using formal, experimental, and neuroscientific approaches to issues of […]
May 15, 2000
Learnability in Optimality Theory By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Highlighting the close relationship between linguistic explanation and learnability, Bruce Tesar and Paul Smolensky examine the implications of Optimality Theory (OT) for language learnability.
June 1, 1996
Mathematical Perspectives on Neural Networks By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Recent years have seen an explosion of new mathematical results on learning and processing in neural networks. This body of results rests on a breadth of mathematical background which even few specialists possess. In a format intermediate between a textbook and a collection of research articles, this book has been assembled to present a sample of these results, and to fill in the necessary background, in such areas as computability theory, computational complexity theory, the theory of analog computation, stochastic processes, dynamical systems, control theory, time-series analysis, Bayesian analysis, regularization theory, information theory, computational learning theory, and mathematical statistics.
November 17, 1995
Principles of English Stress By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
In this provocative work, Luigi Burzio argues that many common assumptions within stress theory, and phonological theory more generally, are in fact rather arbitrary. He proposes radical departures from recent tradition. In Part I he analyzes stress in the underived English lexicon, arguing that the basic accentual groups or “feet” are not monosyllabic or bisyllabic, […]
May 15, 1995
Connectionism: Debates on Psychological Explanation (Vol 2) By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
October 9, 1994
The Acquisition of the Lexicon By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Between the ages of eighteen months and six years, children acquire about eight words each day without specific instruction or correction, simply through the course of natural conversational interactions. This book brings together investigations from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds (with an emphasis on linguistics, psycholinguistics, and computer science) to examine how young children acquire […]