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Title: Connectionism, learning and linguistics structure
Author: Christiansen, Morten H.
ISNI:       0000 0001 1049 6562
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 1995
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This thesis presents a connectionist theory of how infinite languages may fit within finite minds. Arguments are presented against the distinction between linguistic competence and observable language performance. It is suggested that certain kinds of finite state automata, i.e recurrent neural networks are likely to have suffcient computational power,and the necessary generalization capability,to serve as models for the procesing and acquisition of linguistic structure.
Supervisor: Chater, Nick. ; Paul, Schweizer. Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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