Effects of statistical learning on the acquisition of grammatical categories through Qur'anic memorization: A natural experiment.


Empirical evidence for statistical learning comes from artificial language tasks, but it is unclear how these effects scale up outside of the lab. The current study turns to a real-world test case of statistical learning where native English speakers encounter the syntactic regularities of Arabic through memorization of the Qur'an. This unique input… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.cognition.2015.12.014


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