7Further Chomskyan claims

7Further Chomskyan claims - generalization. 3. Grammars are...

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Further Chomskyan claims: 1. Grammars are assumed to exist in the head—to be psychologically real: rejection of instrumentalism in favor of realism. 2. Grammars are highly complex and cannot be trivially induced from observed data: rejection of logical positivist conception of theory as inductive
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Unformatted text preview: generalization. 3. Grammars are computationally much more powerful than behaviorist models of language: rejection of associationism. 4. Child’s ability to acquire a grammar depends on an innate Language Acquisition Device: rejection of empiricism in favor of rationalism/nativism....
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This note was uploaded on 08/12/2008 for the course PSY 387R taught by Professor Diehl during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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