ERIC Number: EJ637775
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Words in a Sea of Sounds: The Output of Infant Statistical Learning.
Saffran, Jenny R.
Cognition, v81 n2 p149-69 Sep 2001
Three experiments assessed the extent to which statistical learning generates novel word-like units, rather than probabilistically-related strings of sounds. Found that 8-month-olds' listening preferences were affected by the context (English versus nonsense) in which items from the familiarization phase were embedded during testing. Confirmed that infants could discriminate the different contexts and replicated results with English versus non-linguistic frames. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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