Paper: Language Acquisition As Learning

ACL ID C92-2106
Title Language Acquisition As Learning
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1992

C, honasky's proposition that language is handled hy a language-specific laeulty needs more justi|ieation. In language acquisition ill i)artieular, it is still in ques- tion whether the faculty is necessary or aot. We suc- ceeded in explaining one eonstrainl oil language ac- quisition in terms of a general learning mechanism. This paper describes a machine learning system Rhea applied to the domain of language acquisition and shows that Rhea call learn the tendency which chil- dren confronting lie',',' words Seelll to llave.