Cross-situational Learning of Low Frequency Words : The Role of Context Familiarity and Age of Exposure

@inproceedings{Fazly2010CrosssituationalLO,
  title={Cross-situational Learning of Low Frequency Words : The Role of Context Familiarity and Age of Exposure},
  author={Afsaneh Fazly and Fatemeh Ahmadi-Fakhr},
  year={2010}
}
Higher frequency has been shown to have a positive effect on the acquisition of words and other linguistic items in child ren. An important question that needs to be answered then is how children learn low frequency items. In this study, we investigate the acquisition of meanings for low frequency words through computational modeling. We suggest that for such words, the familiarity of the context they appear in has an im portant effect on their acquisition. We note that context fa miliarity is… CONTINUE READING

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