Thanks to those of you who were able to join our nicely in-depth discussion today of Dillon et al. (2011)'s article on applying Bayesian models to phonological acquisition! Next time on 11/7 (@3:30pm in SBSG 2221), we'll be discussing an article that looks at the phenomenon of syntactic bootstrapping, which is the ability to infer word meaning and abstract structure associated with that word from the syntactic context of the word:
Alishahi, A. & Pyykkonen, P. (2011). The onset of syntactic bootstrapping in word learning: Evidence from a computational study. Proceedings of the 33nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Boston, MA.
See you then!