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I'm Gabe Doyle, a graduate student/doctoral candidate in Linguistics at UC San Diego. I have a Bachelor's in math from Princeton and a Master's in linguistics from UCSD.
In my research, I look at how humans manage one of their greatest learning achievements: the acquisition of language. I build computational models of how people can learn language with cognitively-general processes and as few presuppositions as possible.
I focus on learning problems that have traditionally been viewed as difficult, such as combining multiple information sources or learning without negative data or ungrammatical examples. My dissertation models how children can use multiple cues to segment words from child-directed speech, and how phonological constraints can be inferred based on what children do and don't hear adults say.
- Interesting; "ass" censored in "asshole", not in "smartass" (due to diff. senses of "ass"?) adn.com/article/201410… http://t.co/TINzS9QPG7 1 week ago
- RT @jessesheidlower: Explaining the weird "d" in the 1528 ms use of "fucking", from @katemond solongasitswords.wordpress.com/2014/09/01/on-… 1 month ago
- RT @lynneguist: "Why we love the language police" The Boston Globe--with a good range of linguists, including, very briefly, me. http://t.… 1 month ago
- Here's a plausible-sounding explanation from the caption-location dichotomy: tex.stackexchange.com/a/3253 2 months ago