Can information theory explain early word choice.

  title={Can information theory explain early word choice.},
  author={Roy D. Pea},
  journal={Journal of child language},
  volume={6 3},
  • Roy D. Pea
  • Published 1979 in Journal of child language
One problem of interest in child language study has been specifying what features of the speech situation determine what children will say. Several cognitively based approaches to child language development have proposed principles of 'informativeness' to explain the child's choice of word(s). These principles predict that the child will choose the 'most… CONTINUE READING