Thanks to everyone who participated in our thoughtful discussion of Gagliardi et al. (2012)! For our next meeting on Wednesday November 14th @ 2pm in SBSG 2221, we'll be looking at an article that investigates a way to quantify natural language learnability and discusses the impact this has on the debate about the nature of the necessary learning biases for language:
Hsu, A., Chater, N., & Vitanyi, P. 2011. The probabilistic analysis of language acquisition: Theoretical, computational, and experimental analysis. Cognition, 120, 380-390.
See you then!