Bootstrapping language acquisition.

@article{Abend2017BootstrappingLA,
  title={Bootstrapping language acquisition.},
  author={Omri Abend and Tom Kwiatkowski and Nathaniel Smith and Sharon Goldwater and Mark Steedman},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={2017},
  volume={164},
  pages={116-143}
}
The semantic bootstrapping hypothesis proposes that children acquire their native language through exposure to sentences of the language paired with structured representations of their meaning, whose component substructures can be associated with words and syntactic structures used to express these concepts. The child's task is then to learn a language-specific grammar and lexicon based on (probably contextually ambiguous, possibly somewhat noisy) pairs of sentences and their meaning… CONTINUE READING