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Iconicity in Word Learning: What Can We Learn from Cross-Situational Learning Experiments?

@article{Jones2017IconicityIW,
  title={Iconicity in Word Learning: What Can We Learn from Cross-Situational Learning Experiments?},
  author={John Matthew Jones and Gabriella Vigliocco},
  journal={Cognitive Science},
  year={2017}
}
Iconicity, i.e. resemblance between form and meaning, is a widespread feature of natural language vocabulary (Perniss, Thompson, & Vigliocco, 2010), and has been shown to facilitate vocabulary acquisition (Imai, Kita, Nagumo, & Okada). But what kind of advantage does iconicity actually give? Here we use cross-situational learning (Yu & Smith, 2007), to address the question for sound-shape iconicity (the so-called kiki-bouba effect, Ramachandran & Hubbard, 2001). In contrast to Monaghan, Mattock… 
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