Statistical learning and language acquisition.

@article{Romberg2010StatisticalLA,
  title={Statistical learning and language acquisition.},
  author={Alexa R. Romberg and Jenny R. Saffran},
  journal={Wiley interdisciplinary reviews. Cognitive science},
  year={2010},
  volume={1 6},
  pages={
          906-914
        }
}
Human learners, including infants, are highly sensitive to structure in their environment. Statistical learning refers to the process of extracting this structure. A major question in language acquisition in the past few decades has been the extent to which infants use statistical learning mechanisms to acquire their native language. There have been many demonstrations showing infants' ability to extract structures in linguistic input, such as the transitional probability between adjacent… 
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