1st Edition

Current Trends in Statistical Approaches to Language Acquisition

Edited By

Toben Mintz



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ISBN 9781848721548
June 1, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
224 Pages

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Book Description

This volume brings together representative samples of current statistical approaches to language acquisition that span the range of sub-areas in which these approaches have been pursued. The volume is a collection of chapters written by experts in these newly developing areas, spanning phonological acquisition, the acquisition of word forms, word categories, and word meanings, as well as chapters discussing statistical approaches more broadly, and statistical learning and language disorders. Taken together, the chapters will encompass a variety of computational and behavioral approaches to investigating statistical learning, including Bayesian approaches. The book will appeal to researchers and graduate students with an interest in learning and language acquisition.

Table of Contents

Introduction, Toben Mintz  1. Statistical Approaches to the Discovery of Phonological Categories, Jesscia Maye  2. Statistical Approaches to the Discovery of Word Forms, Erik Thiessen & Lucy C. Erickson  3. The Concurrent Discovery of the Lexicon and Phonological Categories, James Morgan & Naomi Feldman  4. Mechanisms of Word Learning: A Rational, Constructivist, and Bayesian Perspective, Fei Xu  5. Cross Situational Word Learning, Yu Chen  6. Statistical Approaches to Grammatical Categories and Word Meanings, Padraic Monaghan  7. From Sequential Patterns to Abstract Structures: What Computational Models Tell Us About Learning, Hao Wang & Toben Mintz  8. Grammar Learning as Model Building, LouAnn Gerken & Colin Dawson  9. Statistical Learning and Language Based Disorders, Annamarie Kerkhoff, Elise de Bree & Frank Wijnen

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