The Reality of Linguistic Rules

| University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
| University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
| University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
ISBN 9789027230294 (Eur) | EUR 138.00
ISBN 9781556193781 (USA) | USD 207.00
ISBN 9789027282033 | EUR 138.00 | USD 207.00
This volume presents a selection of the best papers from the 21st Annual University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Linguistics Symposium. Researchers from linguistics, psychology, computer science, and philosophy, using many different methods and focusing on many different facts of language, addressed the question of the existence of linguistic rules. Are such rules best seen as convenient tools for the description of languages, or are rules actually invoked by individual language users? Perhaps the most serious challenge to date to the linguistic rule is the development of connectionist architecture. Indeed, these systems must be viewed as a serious challenge to the foundations of all of contemporary linguistics. Four broad themes emerged from the Milwaukee conference, corresponding to the four parts of the volume. Part I centers on arguments for the existence of symbolic rules in linguistic competence and performance. Part II contains arguments against symbolic rules, presenting connectionist models and other alternatives to the symbolic paradigm. Parts III and IV take up two issues that are central to a number of language researchers: Language acquisition and learnability, and modularity. These issues are addressed from within both rule-based and non-rule-based perspectives. Contributors: Farrell Ackerman, Michael Barlow, Catherine Best, David Corina, Roberta Corrigan, Kim Daugherty, Bruce Derwing, Jeff Elman, Alice Faber, John Goldsmith, Helen Goodluck, Neil Jacobs, Richard Janda, Brian Joseph, Michael Kac, Alan Kawamoto, Suzanne Kemmer, Susan Lima, Brian MacWhinney, Steven Pinker, Alan Prince, Gerald Sanders, Hinrich Schutze, Mark Seidenberg, Royal Skousen, Nicholas Sobin, Joseph Stemberger, Gregory Stone, Ann Thyme, Robert Van Valin.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 26]  1994.  xxiii, 480 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
The Reality of Linguistic Rules: Introduction
Roberta Corrigan and Susan D. Lima
I For the Existence of Symbolic Rules
On the Typology of Grammatical Principles
Gerald A. Sanders
A Schema-Based Approach to Grammatical Description
Michael Barlow and Suzanne Kemmer
A Nonpsychological Realist Conception of Linguistic Rules
Michael B. Kac
An Acceptable Ungrammatical Construction
Nicholas Sobin
Systematic Hyperforeignisms as Maximally External Evidence for Linguistic Rules
Richard D. Janda, Brian D. Joseph and Neil G. Jacobs
II Alternatives to Rules
Grammar within a Neural Network
John A. Goldsmith
The Induction of Prosodic Constraints: Implications for Phonological Theory and Mental Representation
David P. Corina
Rule-Less Morphology at the Phonology-Lexicon Interface
Joseph P. Stemberger
Towards Connectionist Lexical Semantics
Hinrich Schütze
Productivity and the English Past Tense: Testing Skousen's Analogy Model
Bruce L. Derwing and Royal Skousen
III Language Acquisition and Learnability
Current Grammars vs. Rule Driven Guessing in Children's Interpretations of some Complex Sentence Types
Helen Goodluck
Extraction Restrictions, Competing Theories and the Argument from the Poverty of the Stimulus
Robert D. Van Valin Jr.
The Perceptual Infrastructure of Early Phonological Development
Alice Faber and Catherine T. Best
IV Modularity and Related Issues
The Dinosaurs and the Ring
Brian MacWhinney
Regular and Irregular Morphology and the Psychological Status of Rules of Grammar
Steven Pinker and Alan Prince
Beyond Rules and Exceptions: A Connectionist Approach to Inflectional Morphology
Kim G. Daugherty and Mark S. Seidenberg
One System or Two to Handle Regulars and Exceptions: How Time-Course of Processing can Inform this Debate
Alan H. Kawamoto
Combining Connectionist and Symbolic Properties in a Single Process
Gregory O. Stone
Finnish Nominal Inflection: Paradigmatic Patterns and Token Analogy
Ann Thyme, Farrell Ackerman and Jeffrey L. Elman
Author Index
Subject Index
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