chapter  8
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Where Do Underlying Representations Come From?: A Connectionist Approach to the Acquisition of Phonological Rules

Over the last several years, there have been many discussions of the foundations o f cognitive science. Is intelligence “the result of the manipulation of structured symbolic expressions” ? Or is it “the result of the transmission of activation levels in large networks of densely interconnected simple units” (Pinker & Mehler, 1988, p. 1)? The subject of study here is representational mental states and the principles of organization of computational systems.