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Monday, November 27, 2017

Colin Wilson, Linguistics Colloquium: Learning phonological classification

Colloquium | November 27 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Colin Wilson, Johns Hopkins University

 Department of Linguistics

Many idiosyncratic properties of a lexical item — such as its inflection/declension class or grammatical gender, the allomorphs that it selects, and the non-automatic alternations that it undergoes — can be partly predicted from its phonological form. Patterns of this kind can be analyzed with probabilistic models in which weighted phonological properties induce distributions over lexical...   More >