Social Mechanisms in Early Language Acquisition: Understanding Integrated Brain Systems Supporting Language

@inproceedings{Kuhl2011SocialMI,
  title={Social Mechanisms in Early Language Acquisition: Understanding Integrated Brain Systems Supporting Language},
  author={Patricia K. Kuhl},
  year={2011}
}
This chapter advances a new hypothesis-that in the earliest phases of language acquisition. infants combine a powerful set of domain-general computational skills with their equally extraordinary social skills to "crack the speech code." Further. it is hypothesized that the social brain-in ways we have yet to understand-"gates" the computational mechanisms underlying learning in the domain of language. Four levels at which the gating mechanism might work are developed. It is argued that the… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 18 CITATIONS

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 119 REFERENCES

Brain responses to words in II -month-old in fa nts after exposure to a second language. Paper presented at the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association Convention

  • Conboy, T B., P. K. Kuhl
  • 2010

Early language acq uisition : Neural substrates and theoretical models

  • I'K. Kuhl
  • 2009

Early language acq uisition: Neural substrates

  • Kuhl, K I'
  • 2009

Early language acquisition : Phonetic and word learning , neural substrates , and theoretical model

  • M. S. Gazzaniga
  • Thecognitive neurosciences
  • 2009

Early language acquisition: Phonetic and

  • Kuhl, K I'
  • 2009

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…