Language is a complex, rule-based system, the code of which is nonetheless skillfully cracked by young language learners.
|Date||15 March 2016|
|Time||16:00 - 18:00|
Although language is clearly human-specific, the learning mechanisms involved in language acquisition might neither be human-specific, nor language-specific.
In this talk Levelt will review findings from a collaborative and comparative research project on rule learning in different species of vocal learners - human beings, zebra-finches and budgerigars - and address some salient issues that transpired in the course of our project pertaining to the pattern seeking abilities of these species.
Claartje Levelt, Leiden University
in collaboration with Carel ten Cate (LU), Jelle Zuidema (UvA), Michelle Spierings (LU), Andreea Geambaşu (LU), Racquel Alhama (UvA)