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Assessing the Ability of LSTMs to Learn Syntax-Sensitive Dependencies
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The success of long short-term memory (LSTM) neural networks in language processing is typically attributed to their ability to capture long-distance statistical regularities. Expand
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Epenthetic vowels in Japanese: A perceptual illusion?
In four cross-linguistic experiments comparing French and Japanese hearers, we found that the phonotactic properties of Japanese (very reduced set of syllable types) induce Japanese listeners toExpand
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The bilingual brain. Proficiency and age of acquisition of the second language.
Functional imaging methods show differences in the pattern of cerebral activation associated with the subject's native language (L1) compared with a second language (L2). In a recent PETExpand
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Is numerical comparison digital? Analogical and symbolic effects in two-digit number comparison.
Do Ss compare multidigit numbers digit by digit (symbolic model) or do they compute the whole magnitude of the numbers before comparing them (holistic model)? In 4 experiments of timed 2-digit numberExpand
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The native language of social cognition
What leads humans to divide the social world into groups, preferring their own group and disfavoring others? Experiments with infants and young children suggest these tendencies are based onExpand
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Anatomical variability in the cortical representation of first and second language
FUNCTIONAL magnetic resonance imaging was used to assess inter-subject variability in the cortical representation of language comprehension processes. Moderately fluent French-English bilinguals wereExpand
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Brain imaging of language plasticity in adopted adults: can a second language replace the first?
Do the neural circuits that subserve language acquisition lose plasticity as they become tuned to the maternal language? We tested adult subjects born in Korea and adopted by French families inExpand
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The zero resource speech challenge 2017
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We describe a new challenge aimed at discovering subword and word units from raw speech. Expand
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A robust method to study stress "deafness".
Previous research by Dupoux et al. [J. Memory Lang. 36, 406-421 (1997)] has shown that French participants, as opposed to Spanish participants, have difficulties in distinguishing nonwords thatExpand
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Perceptual adjustment to highly compressed speech: effects of talker and rate changes.
This study investigated the perceptual adjustments that occur when listeners recognize highly compressed speech. In Experiment 1, adjustment was examined as a function of the amount of exposure toExpand
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