The effects of distributional information on the formation of nonspeech sound categories by infants

@inproceedings{Hay2003TheEO,
  title={The effects of distributional information on the formation of nonspeech sound categories by infants},
  author={Jessica F. Hay},
  year={2003}
}
In order to learn native sound categories, infants may be attending to the distributional information available in their native language environment. The present study examined eight‐month‐old infants ability to form categories with small amounts of exposure to distributional information. Infants were exposed to a bimodal distribution of nonspeech sounds (narrow‐band noise bursts that vary in center frequency). Their ability to discriminate within (same mode) and between category (different… CONTINUE READING

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