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Behav Brain Sci. 2013 Aug;36(4):350-1. doi: 10.1017/S0140525X12002518. Epub 2013 Jun 24.

Prediction in processing is a by-product of language learning.

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  • 1University of Liverpool, Institute of Psychology, Health and Society, Liverpool L69 7ZA, United Kingdom. Franklin.Chang@liverpool.ac.uk


Both children and adults predict the content of upcoming language, suggesting that prediction is useful for learning as well as processing. We present an alternative model which can explain prediction behaviour as a by-product of language learning. We suggest that a consideration of language acquisition places important constraints on Pickering & Garrod's (P&G's) theory.

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