lamb at RICE.EDU
Thu Mar 22 14:59:50 UTC 2001
On Thu, 22 Mar 2001, dan everett wrote:
> The basic idea is that phonological representations require the use of
> variables and cannot be accounted for by different strengths of
> connections or statistical generalizations. Evidence for variables is
> problematic for connectionism.
Variables are problematic only for a simple-minded version of
connectionism such as the well-known version of Rumelhart &
McClellan and their colleagues, with its limitation to three
layers, etc. But that simple-minded version has to be rejected
anyway as neurologically implausible.
- Syd Lamb
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> Subject: Re: Dyslexia
> Author: <Twright at accdvm.accd.edu> at Internet
> Date: 3/21/01 1:41 PM
> At 08:17 AM 3/21/01 -0500, dan everett wrote:
> > We have a new paper either just out or nearly out in Cognitive
> > Psychology on variables in Hebrew word representation, also arguing
> > that phonological representation is nonconnectionist, symbolic and
> > representational.
> What exactly is meant by "nonconnectionist" in this context? I am familiar
> with the concepts of connectionism, but could you expand a bit about
> phonological representation being nonconnectionist? Also, what is the
> difference between it being symbolic and being representational? I am eager
> to know more about this line of inquiry, as it sounds very interesting.
> --Tony Wright
Sydney M. Lamb http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~lamb/
Linguistics and Cognitive Sciences
Rice University, Houston, TX
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