Westermann, G. A Constructivist Dual-Representation Model of Verb Inflection. Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 2000

Sony CSL authors: Gert Westermann

Abstract

A constructivist neural network is presented that models impaired inflectional processing in German agrammatic aphasia. The model is based on a single mechanism and develops two types of representation through a constructivist learning process. The model accounts for data that has been taken as evidence for a dual mechanism theory of inflection, and it suggests an inflectional processing system that is based not on a distinction between regular and irregular cases, but between inflections that are easy and hard to learn. The model represents a successful single-mechanism neural network account of verb inflections.

Keywords: verb inflection, neural networks, constructivism

Downloads

[PS] GZip'd PostScript file

BibTeX entry

@INPROCEEDINGS { westermann:00b, AUTHOR="Westermann, G.", BOOKTITLE="Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society", TITLE="A Constructivist Dual-Representation Model of Verb Inflection", YEAR="2000", }