reading: cxn learning


beyond the narrow view of computational linguistics as statistical corpus analysis

formally grounded vs empirically grounded

informal cognitive linguistics: from gestalt learning to computational representation and back to complex gestalts

towards “building a theory of language that respects all experimental findings and is consistent with biological and computational constraints” (Feldman 2004)

four conceptual primitives: SCHEMA, MAP, MENTAL SPACE, CONSTRUCTION

ECG as deep semantic construction grammar formalism

minimum description length (see Rissanen 1974)

Chang 2008: ECG learned simple English motion construction from a corpus of child-directed utterances, paired with situation descriptions

verb island constructions (Tomasello 1992)