Formal Learning Theory may be conceived as a means of relating theories of comparative grammar to studies of linguistic development. After a brief review of relevant concepts, the present paper surveys formal results within Learning Theory that suggest correponding constraints on linguistic theory. Particular attention is devoted to the question: How many possible natural languages are there?
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
- Language and Linguistics
- Developmental and Educational Psychology
- Linguistics and Language
- Cognitive Neuroscience