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)
Pages (from-to)B67-B74
JournalCognition
Volume98
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Cognitive Neuroscience

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