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


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.