Introduction: Learnability and Linguistic Theory

  • Robert J. Matthews
Part of the Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics book series (SITP, volume 9)


Formal learning theory, as the name suggests, studies the learnability of different classes of formal objects (languages, grammars, theories, etc.) under different formal models of learning. The specification of such a model, which specifies (a) a learning environment, (b) a learning strategy, and (c) a criterion for successful learning, determines (d) a class of formal objects, namely, the class that can be acquired to the level of the specified success criterion by a learner implementing the specified strategy in the specified enviroment.


Natural Language Learning Model Language Acquisition Success Criterion Linguistic Theory 
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