Propose but verify: Fast mapping meets cross-situational word learning

@article{Trueswell2013ProposeBV,
  title={Propose but verify: Fast mapping meets cross-situational word learning},
  author={John C. Trueswell and Tamara Nicol Medina and Alon Hafri and Lila R. Gleitman},
  journal={Cognitive Psychology},
  year={2013},
  volume={66},
  pages={126-156}
}
We report three eyetracking experiments that examine the learning procedure used by adults as they pair novel words and visually presented referents over a sequence of referentially ambiguous trials. Successful learning under such conditions has been argued to be the product of a learning procedure in which participants provisionally pair each novel word with several possible referents and use a statistical-associative learning mechanism to gradually converge on a single mapping across learning… CONTINUE READING
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