Does Grammar Start Where Statistics Stop?

  title={Does Grammar Start Where Statistics Stop?},
  author={Mark S. Seidenberg and M. MacDonald and J. Saffran},
  pages={553 - 554}
  • Mark S. Seidenberg, M. MacDonald, J. Saffran
  • Published 2002
  • Computer Science
  • Science
  • 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]: [2]: http… CONTINUE READING
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