Klaas Seinhorst MA, Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication, Faculty of Humanities, University of Amsterdam

Complexity and regularization of phonological patterns

01June2018 15:15 - 16:30

Lecture

Klaas Seinhorst is the guest speaker at this ACLC seminar, the title and abstract of this lecture are now available.

Abstract

An extensive body of research suggests that the complexity of a data set is negatively correlated with its learnability. An obvious strategy to improve learnability, then, is reducing complexity, for instance by regularization, i.e. elimination of exceptions. I will present results from two implicit learning experiments that investigate patterns of phonological features. In the first experiment, participants displayed regularizing behavior; in the other, the reduction of complexity turned out to have its limits.

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