ERIC Number: EJ582431
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Statistical Learning of Tone Sequences by Human Infants and Adults.
Saffran, Jenny R.; Johnson, Elizabeth K.; Aslin, Richard N.; Newport, Elissa L.
Cognition, v70 n1 p27-52 Feb 1999
Examined whether use of statistical properties of syllable sequences is uniquely tied to linguistic materials for adults and 8-month olds. Found that both groups were able to segment a continuous non-linguistic auditory sequence or tone stream, with performance indistinguishable from that obtained from syllable streams. Results suggests that the same learning mechanism is involved in segmenting words and nonlinguistic stimuli. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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