J. Douglas Mastin

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We investigate the amount of speech and (co-speech) gestures addressed to infants at 1;1 years of age in rural and urban Mozambique, and correlate these amounts with vocabulary size measured at 1;5 and 2;1. We found that urban infants are exposed to more than three times as much speech and co-speech gestures than rural infants. The results show that the(More)
In this article, we will discuss how computational social symbol grounding (i.e. how shared sets of symbols are grounded in multi-agent models) can be used to study children’s acquisition of word-meaning mappings. In order to use multi-agent modelling as a reliable tool to study human language acquisition, we argue that the simulations need to be anchored(More)
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