From Syllables to Syntax: Multilevel Statistical Learning by 12‐Month‐Old Infants

@inproceedings{Saffran2003FromST,
  title={From Syllables to Syntax: Multilevel Statistical Learning by 12‐Month‐Old Infants},
  author={Jenny R. Saffran and Diana P. Wilson},
  year={2003}
}
To successfully acquire language, infants must be able to track multiple levels of regularities in the input. In many cases, regularities only emerge after some learning has already occurred. For example, the grammatical relationships between words are only evident once the words have been segmented from continuous speech. To ask whether infants can engage in this type of learning process, 12-month-old infants in 2 experiments were familiarized with multiword utterances synthesized as… CONTINUE READING

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