Connectionism and French gender attribution:Sokolik and Smith re-visited

Matthews, C.A. (1999) Connectionism and French gender attribution:Sokolik and Smith re-visited. Second Language Research, 15 (4). pp. 412-427. ISSN 0267-6583

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Abstract

Sokolik and Smith (1992) report on a connectionist model of the acquisition of French gender attribution which has been widely reported to have shown that such models are 'capable of learning the gender of a large set of French nouns'. These claims are examined by reference to various results gained through a number of extensions to their network model. These results suggest a degree of caution in accepting Sokolik and Smith's conclusions. Further discussion suggests that the search for a computational account of gender attribution is, perhaps, misguided.

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Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Language and Communication Studies

University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Language and Communication Studies
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Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2013 13:48
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2019 14:17
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/44648
DOI: 10.1191/026765899676522857

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