Decisions, decisions: Infant language learning when multiple generalizations are possible

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Abstract

Two experiments presented infants with artificial language input in which at least two generalizations were logically possible. The results demonstrate that infants made one of the two generalizations tested, the one that was most statistically consistent with the particular subset of the data they received. The experiments shed light on how learners might go about solving the induction problem for human language.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalCognition
Volume98
Issue number3
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StatePublished - Jan 2006

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  • Cognitive Neuroscience
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Decisions, decisions : Infant language learning when multiple generalizations are possible. / Gerken, Louann.

In: Cognition, Vol. 98, No. 3, 01.2006.

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