A Rudimentary Lexicon and Semantics Help Bootstrap Phoneme Acquisition

@inproceedings{Fourtassi2014ARL,
  title={A Rudimentary Lexicon and Semantics Help Bootstrap Phoneme Acquisition},
  author={Abdellah Fourtassi and Emmanuel Dupoux},
  booktitle={CoNLL},
  year={2014}
}
Infants spontaneously discover the relevant phonemes of their language without any direct supervision. This acquisition is puzzling because it seems to require the availability of high levels of linguistic structures (lexicon, semantics), that logically suppose the infants having a set of phonemes already. We show how this circularity can be broken by… CONTINUE READING

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