On Leveraged Learning in Lexical Acquisition and Its Relationship to Acceleration

@article{Mitchell2009OnLL,
  title={On Leveraged Learning in Lexical Acquisition and Its Relationship to Acceleration},
  author={C. Mitchell and B. McMurray},
  journal={Cognitive science},
  year={2009},
  volume={33 8},
  pages={
          1503-23
        }
}
  • C. Mitchell, B. McMurray
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine, Computer Science
  • Cognitive science
  • Children at about age 18 months experience acceleration in word learning. This vocabulary explosion is a robust phenomenon, although the exact shape and timing vary from child to child. One class of explanations, which we term collectively as leveraged learning, posits that knowledge of some words helps with the learning of others. In this framework, the child initially knows no words and so learning is slow. As more words are acquired, new words become easier and thus it is the acquisition of… CONTINUE READING

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