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ERIC Number: EJ1137775
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1048-9223
Ambiguity, Parsing, and the Evaluation Measure
Fodor, Janet Dean
Language Acquisition: A Journal of Developmental Linguistics, v24 n2 p85-99 2017
An evaluation measure (EM) guides a learner's choice of grammar when more than one is compatible with available input. EM must be universal, so children receiving comparable input acquire comparable grammars. It must favor the choices children actually make. The theoretical shift from rule-based grammars to principles-and-parameter-based grammars demanded a new conception of EM. I propose that it reflects biases of the sentence processing mechanism.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York
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