ITRW on Experimental Linguistics
We report six experiments on learnability of four non-adjacent phonotactic constraints which differ in their attested frequency and phonetic conditioning factors; liquid harmony, liquid disharmony, backness harmony, and backness disharmony. Our results suggest that such phonotactic constraints can be implicitly learned from brief experience and that learnability of a phonological grammar may be independent of its attested frequency and phonetic basis.
Bibliographic reference. Koo, Hahn / Cole, Jennifer (2006): "On learnability and naturalness as constraints on phonological grammar", In ExLing-2006, 165-168.