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Chapter 9.2 pt 2

CGSC170 Chapter Notes - Chapter 9.2 pt 2: Steven Pinker, David Rumelhart, Connectionism


Department
Cognitive Science
Course Code
CGSC170
Professor
Kaja Jasinka
Chapter
9.2 pt 2

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Steven Pinker and Alan Prince
Proposed a model of understanding English past
tense that fits very well with this analysis
Has two components
And two information
processing routes
One route
Goes via a symbolic
representation of the rule that
the past tense is formed by
adding “ed” to the stem of the
verb
Not sensitive to the particular
phonological form of the verb
It applies rules to whatever
input it gets
Second Route
Goes via an associative
memory system that is
sensitive to the phonological
form of the verb stem
Responsible for storing
exceptions to the rule
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