Bruce Tesar

Books by this Author

By Bruce Tesar, Paul Smolensky
Highlighting the close relationship between linguistic explanation and learnability, Bruce Tesar and Paul Smolensky examine the implications of Optimality Theory (OT) for language learnability. They show how the core principles of OT lead to the learning principle of constraint demotion, the basis for a family of algorithms that infer constraint rankings from linguistic forms.Of primary concern...

Journal Articles by this Author

Linguistic Inquiry
Volume 29, Issue 2 (Spring 1998)
By Bruce Tesar, Paul Smolensky
Linguistic Inquiry
Volume 35, Issue 2 (Spring 2004)
By Bruce Tesar