A model of phonological learning. (Image courtesy of Adam Albright. Used with permission.)
This course introduces students to the theory and practice of modeling phonology, with an empirical focus on modeling the discovery of static phonotactics, the discovery of alternations, learning in the midst of variation and exceptions, and the discovery of gradient patterns. This course is also intended to provide hands-on experience with various aspects of using and developing models, including preparing training data, running simulations, and interpreting their results.
Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .pl, .xls.