The exploitation of distributional information in syllable processing

@article{Perruchet2004TheEO,
  title={The exploitation of distributional information in syllable processing},
  author={Pierre Perruchet and Ronald Peereman},
  journal={Journal of Neurolinguistics},
  year={2004},
  volume={17},
  pages={97-119}
}
There is now growing evidence that people are sensitive to the statistical regularities embedded into linguistic utterances, but the exact nature of the distributional information to which human performance is sensitive is an issue that has been surprisingly neglected as yet. In order to address this issue, we first propose an overview of some basic measures of association, going from the simple co-occurrence frequency to the normative measure of contingency, rw: We then report an experiment… Expand
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