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dc.contributor.advisorAdam Albright.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBrohan, Anthonyen_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Linguistics and Philosophy.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-20T17:55:24Z
dc.date.available2015-01-20T17:55:24Z
dc.date.copyright2014en_US
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/93026
dc.descriptionThesis: S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, 2014.en_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of thesis.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages 57-59).en_US
dc.description.abstractThe representation, content and learning of phonotactic constraints has spurred a lot of recent research phonology. This work concerns the constraints involved in the representation of place-based coocurrence restrictions. A single OCP-[PLACE] constraint is argued to compete in in constraint learning with other place-based and feature-based coocurrence constraints. The key prediction of this constraint participating in learning is generalization of a coocurrence restriction on to a novel place. This prediction, along with others, are tested in a series of artificial language learning experiments. A modification of the existing Hayes and Wilson (2008) phonotactic learner is presented (HWgain). This modified model is more robust in inducing gradient constraints, induces more general constraints and significantly improves on regression fit with English well-formedness ratingsen_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Anthony Brohan.en_US
dc.format.extent59 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectLinguistics and Philosophy.en_US
dc.titleAnalytic bias in coocurrence restrictionsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.M.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Linguistics and Philosophy.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc899215197en_US


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