A role for backward transitional probabilities in word segmentation?

@article{Perruchet2008ARF,
  title={A role for backward transitional probabilities in word segmentation?},
  author={Pierre Perruchet and St{\'e}phane Desaulty},
  journal={Memory & cognition},
  year={2008},
  volume={36 7},
  pages={1299-305}
}
A number of studies have shown that people exploit transitional probabilities between successive syllables to segment a stream of artificial continuous speech into words. It is often assumed that what is actually exploited are the forward transitional probabilities (given XY, the probability that X will be followed by Y), even though the backward transitional probabilities (the probability that Y has been preceded by X) were equally informative about word structure in the languages involved in… CONTINUE READING