Statistical Learning and Language Acquisition

Statistical Learning and Language Acquisition

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Open publication This volume brings together contributors from cognitive psychology, theoretical and applied linguistics, as well as computer science, in order to assess the progress and future directions of statistical learning research. The textcritically examines the role of statistical learning in language acquisition. Contributors agree that statistical learning plays a central role in language acquisition, but each offerdiffering perspectives. The book promotes the development of the field by fostering discussion and collaborations across disciplinary boundaries.qIntroduction Many fundamental aspects of human learning can be characterized as problems of induction a€“ finding patterns and ... learning can be described under a common framework for problems arising in developmental psychology ( Gopnik aamp; Tenenbaum, 2007), inductive reasoning (Chater aamp; Oaksford, 2008), language acquisition (Bannard, Lieven, ... or statistical learning, because the focus is on how learners discover structure from probabilistic information in the environment1.

Title:Statistical Learning and Language Acquisition
Author:Patrick Rebuschat, John Williams
Publisher:Walter de Gruyter - 2012


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