Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Cognition. 2006 Jan;98(3):B67-74. Epub 2005 Jun 29.

Decisions, decisions: infant language learning when multiple generalizations are possible.

Author information

1
Department of Psychology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA. gerken@u.arizona.edu

Abstract

Two experiments presented infants with artificial language input in which at least two generalizations were logically possible. The results demonstrate that infants made one of the two generalizations tested, the one that was most statistically consistent with the particular subset of the data they received. The experiments shed light on how learners might go about solving the induction problem for human language.

PMID:
15992791
DOI:
10.1016/j.cognition.2005.03.003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Elsevier Science
    Loading ...
    Support Center