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Statistical learning of tone sequences by human infants and adults
 

Summary: Statistical learning of tone sequences by
human infants and adults
Jenny R. Saffrana,
*, Elizabeth K. Johnsonb
,
Richard N. Aslina
, Elissa L. Newporta
a
University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, NY, USA
b
Department of Psychology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
Received 30 July 1998; accepted 23 November 1998
Abstract
Previous research suggests that language learners can detect and use the statistical proper-
ties of syllable sequences to discover words in continuous speech (e.g. Aslin, R.N., Saffran,
J.R., Newport, E.L., 1998. Computation of conditional probability statistics by 8-month-old
infants. Psychological Science 9, 321324; Saffran, J.R., Aslin, R.N., Newport, E.L., 1996.
Statistical learning by 8-month-old infants. Science 274, 19261928; Saffran, J., R., New-
port, E.L., Aslin, R.N., (1996). Word segmentation: the role of distributional cues. Journal of
Memory and Language 35, 606621; Saffran, J.R., Newport, E.L., Aslin, R.N., Tunick, R.A.,

  

Source: Aslin, Richard N. - Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester
DeAngelis, Gregory - Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine