18.1645, Books: Language Acquisition/Phonology: Apoussidou

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Date: 29-May-2007
From: rianne giethoorn < lot at let.uu.nl >
Subject: The Learnability of Metrical Phonology: Apoussidou

 

	
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Date: Wed, 30 May 2007 08:08:33
From: rianne giethoorn < lot at let.uu.nl >
Subject: The Learnability of Metrical Phonology: Apoussidou 
 



Title: The Learnability of Metrical Phonology 
Series Title: LOT Disseration Series  

Publication Year: 2007 
Publisher: Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke - LOT
	   http://www.lotpublications.nl/
	
Author: Diana Apoussidou

Paperback: ISBN:  Pages: 222 Price: Europe EURO 23.26


Abstract:

This dissertation investigates the learnability of grammatically vs. lexically 
assigned word stress. The learning process is computationally modelled 
within an Optimality Theoretic framework. The results show that even if they 
acquire the same language, learners can end up with different grammars. 
Moreover, the results suggest that first language learners can bootstrap into 
the phonology of a language by making use of the meaning of a form in 
combination with its phonetic content. 

The proposed model employs four levels of representation: a phonetic 
representation, a surface phonological representation, an underlying 
phonological representation, and a representation of meaning. These 
different levels are connected to each other by different families of 
constraints. In the compehension process, the relation between the phonetic 
form and the phonological surface form is determined by structural 
constraints. In both the comprehension process and the production process, 
the relation between the phonological surface form and the phonological 
underlying form is determined by faithfulness constraints, whereas the 
relation between underlying form and meaning is determined by lexical 
constraints. The implication of the last point is that there is no strict 
demarcation between grammar and lexicon. 

This study is of interest to linguists working in computional models of 
learnability and language acquisition, as well as metrical phonology and 
Optimality Theory. 



Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition
                     Phonology


Written In: English  (eng)
	
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