Generic noun phrases in child speech

Do additional features help or harm during category learning? An exploration of the curse of dimensionality in human learners

Empiricism and language learnability

This book explores one of the central problems in theoretical linguistics: learnability. The chapters, written from different perspectives—linguistics, philosophy, computer science, psychology, and cognitive science—explore the idea that language …

The learnability of abstract syntactic principles

Uses a Bayesian model of grammar induction to show that a rational learner could infer that language has hierarchical phrase structures based on typical child input.

Simplicity and fit in grammatical theory

Bayesian modeling of sources of constraint in language acquisition

Learnability, representation, and language: A Bayesian approach

Indirect evidence and the poverty of the stimulus: The case of anaphoric one

Poverty of the Stimulus? A rational approach