COGS 101C - SRS 3 - Sample Solutions

Q5 what are the thre e main e le me nts of the pov e

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Unformatted text preview: 5: What are the thre e main e le me nts of the "pov e rty-of-the -stimulus" argume nt? (3 bulle t points). 1. Children rapidly and uniform ly ac quire language 2. Children are only expos ed to a lim ited am ount of data 3. Children c onverge on a gram m ar that is able to interpret unfam iliar s entenc es . Q6: Prov ide an e xample supporting the "pov e rty-of-the -stimulus" argume nt. (2-3 se nte nce s) Res earc h on the relation between plural form ation and c om pounding provides an exam ple of the “povertyof-the-s tim ulus ” argum ent. This res earc h s how that irregular plurals are ac c eptable in a c om pound (e.g., m ic e-infes ted), whereas regular plurals (e.g., rats -infes ted) are not. Although plurals ins ide of c om pounds are rare, c hildren allow irregular plurals , but not regular plurals , ins ide of c om pounds , whic h s ugges ts that our m inds are bias ed to learn one kind of gram m ar and not another. Publis hed by Google Drive – Report Abus e – Updated automatic ally every 5 minutes https://docs.g oog 1Go_Nli0JHmo5oEoKVmnABG5AZY4idNVufSnwZyoyvTA 1/1...
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This note was uploaded on 02/09/2014 for the course COGS 101c taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at UCSD.

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