Does Grammar Start Where Statistics Stop

@inproceedings{Seidenberg2002DoesGS,
  title={Does Grammar Start Where Statistics Stop},
  author={Mark S. Seidenberg and Maryellen C. MacDonald and Jenny R. Saffran},
  year={2002}
}
How do we acquire language? Do we identify words in a stream of speech by identifying statistical regularities or by seeking grammatical structure? A new study of adults ([PeA±a][1] et al .) suggests that language acquisition involves a mixture of both types of learning. But, as [Seidenberg][2] and colleagues discuss in their Perspective, distinguishing between these two types of learning presents significant challenges. [1]: http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/short/298/5593/604 [2]: http… CONTINUE READING

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