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Infants′ Detection of the Sound Patterns of Words in Fluent Speech
A series of four experiments examined infants' capacities to detect repeated words in fluent speech. In Experiment 1, 7 1/2-month old American infants were familiarized with two differentExpand
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Statistical Learning by 8-Month-Old Infants
Learners rely on a combination of experience-independent and experience-dependent mechanisms to extract information from the environment. Language acquisition involves both types of mechanisms, butExpand
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Word Segmentation: The Role of Distributional Cues
One of the infant’s first tasks in language acquisition is to discover the words embedded in a mostly continuous speech stream. This learning problem might be solved by using distributional cues toExpand
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Learning at a distance I. Statistical learning of non-adjacent dependencies
In earlier work we have shown that adults, young children, and infants are capable of computing transitional probabilities among adjacent syllables in rapidly presented streams of speech, and ofExpand
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Statistical learning of tone sequences by human infants and adults
Previous research suggests that language learners can detect and use the statistical properties of syllable sequences to discover words in continuous speech (e.g. Aslin, R.N., Saffran, J.R., Newport,Expand
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Computation of Conditional Probability Statistics by 8-Month-Old Infants
A recent report demonstrated that 8-month-olds can segment a continuous stream of speech syllables, containing no acoustic or prosodic cues to word boundaries, into wordlike units after only 2 min ofExpand
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Unsupervised Statistical Learning of Higher-Order Spatial Structures from Visual Scenes
Three experiments investigated the ability of human observers to extract the joint and conditional probabilities of shape cooccurrences during passive viewing of complex visual scenes. ResultsExpand
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Spoken word recognition and lexical representation in very young children
Although children's knowledge of the sound patterns of words has been a focus of debate for many years, little is known about the lexical representations very young children use in word recognition.Expand
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Incidental Language Learning: Listening (and Learning) Out of the Corner of Your Ear
Two experiments investigated the performance of first-grade children and adults on an incidental language-learning task. Learning entailed word segmentation from continuous speech, an initial andExpand
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Preference for infant-directed speech in the first month after birth.
2 experiments examined behavioral preferences for infant-directed (ID) speech over adult-directed (AD) speech in young infants. Using a modification of the visual-fixation-based auditory-preferenceExpand
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