Behavioral and Brain Sciences



Open Peer Commentary
Clahsen: Rules of language

Rules or neural networks?


Helmut Schnelle a1
a1 Sprachwissenschaftliches Institut, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, D-44780 Bochum, Germany schnelle@linguistics.ruhr-uni-bochum.de www.linguistics.ruhr-uni-bochum.de

Abstract

Clahsen's claim to contribute arguments for dual mechanisms based on rule analysis and against connectionist proposals is refuted. Both types of modeling are inadequate for principled reasons.



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