LINGUIST 794B: Learnability Theory and Syntax

Fall 2007
Herter 106, Th 2.30-5.15

Rajesh Bhatt, Tom Roeper
email: {bhatt,roeper}@linguist.umass.edu
{224, 218} South College, {7-0797, 5-6834}


Syllabus

Themes: This course will provide an introduction to Learnability Theory and attempt to connect the results from Learnability Theory with theoretical and empirical work on Language Acquisition. The course will proceed along two lines. We will devote the first half of each class to a discussion of the connections between learnability theory and language acquisition. The second half will initially be devoted to a straight introduction to learnability theory and later to statistical approaches to learning.

Lectures