Language play facilitates language learning: Optimizing the input for gender-like category induction


Gender induction has been claimed to be virtually impossible unless nouns provide reliable semantic or phonological gender-relevant cues. However, learners might exploit syntactic cues, such as definite articles, to infer the gender of gender-unmarked nouns. In children's poems and songs, such syntactic cues are presented in a highly structured fashion. We… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/s41235-016-0038-z


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