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What Is Statistical Learning, and What Statistical Learning Is Not

Jenny R. Saffran

in Neoconstructivism

Published in print October 2009 | ISBN: 9780195331059
Published online February 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199864072 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331059.003.0009
 What Is Statistical Learning, and What Statistical Learning Is Not

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This chapter discusses statistical learning and its role in language acquisition. It focuses on three issues that are implicit in this characterization of statistical learning: the nature of the computations, the complexity of the learning problem, and the role of artificial languages.

Keywords: statistical learning; computation; artificial languages; language learning

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Subjects: Cognitive Psychology

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