Thanks to those of you who were able to join our nicely in-depth discussion of Alishahi & Pyykkonen (2011)'s article on syntactic bootstrapping! I think we figured out some of the details that were glossed over, and these really helped to understand the contribution of the study.
Next time, on Nov 21 (@3pm in SBSG 2221), we'll be looking at an article that examines how a subtle syntactic distinction that has specific semantic implications (called the raising-control distinction) could be learned.
Mitchener, G. & Becker, M. (2011). Computational Models of Learning the Raising-Control Distinction. Research on Language and Computation, 8(2), 169-207.
See you then!