2.5-Year-olds use cross-situational consistency to learn verbs under referential uncertainty

@article{Scott201225YearoldsUC,
  title={2.5-Year-olds use cross-situational consistency to learn verbs under referential uncertainty},
  author={Rose M. Scott and Cynthia Fisher},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={2012},
  volume={122},
  pages={163-180}
}
Recent evidence shows that children can use cross-situational statistics to learn new object labels under referential ambiguity (e.g., Smith & Yu, 2008). Such evidence has been interpreted as support for proposals that statistical information about word-referent co-occurrence plays a powerful role in word learning. But object labels represent only a fraction of the vocabulary children acquire, and arguably represent the simplest case of word learning based on observations of world scenes. Here… CONTINUE READING

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