ERIC Number: EJ534699
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Distributional Regularity and Phonotactic Constraints Are Useful for Segmentation.
Brent, Michael R.; Cartwright, Timothy A.
Cognition, v61 n1-2 p93-125 Oct-Nov 1996
Explains distributional regularity (DR), an intuition that sound sequences occurring frequently and in multiple contexts are candidates for the lexicon. Describes study that proposed hypotheses about children's segmenting sounds using DR functions, exploiting phonotactic constraints on pronunciation, and learning word-boundary clusters. Details results of a computational simulation showing that DR functions and phonotactic constraints can significantly improve segmentation. (BC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
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