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Thomas Bever
University of Arizona
  1. The specificity of language skills.Jerry A. Fodor, Thomas G. Bever & Mary Garrett - 1974 - In The Psychology of Language. Mcgraw-Hill.
     
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    The relation between linguistic structure and associative theories of language learning—A constructive critique of some connectionist learning models.Joel Lachter & Thomas G. Bever - 1988 - Cognition 28 (1-2):195-247.
  3. An Integrated Theory of Linguistic Ability.Thomas G. Bever, Jerrold J. Katz & D. Terence Langendoen - 1977 - Critica 9 (26):123-127.
     
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  4. Associations to stimulus-response theories of language.Thomas G. Bever - 1968 - In T. Dixon & Deryck Horton (eds.), Verbal Behavior and General Behavior Theory. Prentice-Hall. pp. 478--494.
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    The distributional structure of grammatical categories in speech to young children.Toben H. Mintz, Elissa L. Newport & Thomas G. Bever - 2002 - Cognitive Science 26 (4):393-424.
    We present a series of three analyses of young children's linguistic input to determine the distributional information it could plausibly offer to the process of grammatical category learning. Each analysis was conducted on four separate corpora from the CHILDES database (MacWhinney, 2000) of speech directed to children under 2;5. We showthat, in accord with other findings, a distributional analysis which categorizeswords based on their co‐occurrence patterns with surroundingwords successfully categorizes the majority of nouns and verbs. In Analyses 2 and 3, (...)
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    The relation between linguistic structure and associative theories of language learning.Joel Lachter & Thomas G. Bever - 1988 - Cognition 28 (1-2):195-247.
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    Children use canonical sentence schemas: A crosslinguistic study of word order and inflections.Dan I. Slobin & Thomas G. Bever - 1982 - Cognition 12 (3):229-265.
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    Even deeper problems with neural network models of language.Thomas G. Bever, Noam Chomsky, Sandiway Fong & Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini - 2023 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 46:e387.
    We recognize today's deep neural network (DNN) models of language behaviors as engineering achievements. However, what we know intuitively and scientifically about language shows that what DNNs are and how they are trained on bare texts, makes them poor models of mind and brain for language organization, as it interacts with infant biology, maturation, experience, unique principles, and natural law.
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    Related intuitions and the mental representation of causative verbs in adults and children.György Gergely & Thomas G. Bever - 1986 - Cognition 23 (3):211-277.
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    Linguistic Intuitions are the Result of Interactions Between Perceptual Processes and Linguistic Universals.Louann Gerken & Thomas G. Bever - 1986 - Cognitive Science 10 (4):457-476.
    We found a direct relationship between variation in informants' grammaticality intuitions about pronoun coreference and variation in the same informants' use of a clause segmentation strategy during sentence perception. It has been proproposed that ‘c‐command’, a structural principle defined in terms of constituent dominance relations, constrains within‐sentence coreference between pronouns and noun antecedents. The relative height of the pronoun and the noun in the phrase structure hierarchy determines whether the c‐command constraint blocks coreference: Coreference is allowed only when the complement (...)
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    How Cognition came into being.Thomas G. Bever - 2021 - Cognition 213 (C):104761.
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    Some sentences on our consciousness of sentences.Thomas G. Bever & David J. Townsend - 2001 - In Emmanuel Dupoux (ed.), Language, Brain, and Cognitive Development: Essays in Honor of Jacques Mehler. MIT Press. pp. 143-155.
  13. The Limits of Intuition.Thomas G. Bever - 1972 - Foundations of Language 8 (3):411-412.
     
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    Talking Minds: The Study Of Language In The Cognitive Sciences.Thomas G. Bever (ed.) - 1984 - Cambridge: MIT Press.
    These essays by some of the most prominent figures in linguistics, artificial intelligence, and psychology explore the problems involved in creating a general cognitive science that will treat language, thought, and behavior in an integrated fashion. They address the fundamental questions of the relations between linguistic structures and cognitive processes, between cognitive processes and language behavior, and between language behavior and linguistic structure. Contents: Introduction, Thomas G. Bever (Columbia University), John M. Carroll and Lance A. Miller (IBM Thomas J. Watson (...)
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  15. The unity of consciousness and the consciousness of unit.Thomas G. Bever - 2017 - In Roberto G. De Almeida & Lila R. Gleitman (eds.), On Concepts, Modules, and Language: Cognitive Science at its Core. New York, NY: Oup Usa.
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    Eye‐Fixation Patterns During Reading Confirm Theories of Language Comprehension.Caroline Carrithers & Thomas G. Bever - 1984 - Cognitive Science 8 (2):157-172.
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    Many important language universals are not reducible to processing or cognition.David P. Medeiros, Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini & Thomas G. Bever - 2016 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 39.
    Christiansen & Chater ignore the many linguistic universals that cannot be reduced to processing or cognitive constraints, some of which we present. Their claim that grammar is merely acquired language processing skill cannot account for such universals. Their claim that all other universal properties are historically and culturally based is a nonsequitur about language evolution, lacking data.
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