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Learning from input

John R Taylor

in The Mental Corpus

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780199290802
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191741388 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290802.003.0009
Learning from input

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How do speakers learn from input? In the case of phoneme acquisition, it is argued that speakers notice and record statistical properties of the input. The recency effect provides further insight into the process whereby speakers update their current state of knowledge.

Keywords: phoneme acquisition; infant learning; phoneme discrimination; acoustic invariants; statistical learning; noun gender; recency effect; structural persistence; syntactic priming; noticing; second language acquisition; micro‐learning

Chapter.  10806 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Psycholinguistics

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