ISCA Archive ExLing 2006
ISCA Archive ExLing 2006

On learnability and naturalness as constraints on phonological grammar

Hahn Koo, Jennifer Cole

We report six experiments on learnability of four non-adjacent phonotactic constraints which differ in their attested frequency and phonetic conditioning factors; liquid harmony, liquid disharmony, backness harmony, and backness disharmony. Our results suggest that such phonotactic constraints can be implicitly learned from brief experience and that learnability of a phonological grammar may be independent of its attested frequency and phonetic basis.


Cite as: Koo, H., Cole, J. (2006) On learnability and naturalness as constraints on phonological grammar. Proc. First ITRW on Experimental Linguistics, 165-168

@inproceedings{koo06_exling,
  author={Hahn Koo and Jennifer Cole},
  title={{On learnability and naturalness as constraints on phonological grammar}},
  year=2006,
  booktitle={Proc. First ITRW on Experimental Linguistics},
  pages={165--168}
}