David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Cognitive Science 36 (3):545-559 (2012)
Recent research has demonstrated that word learners can determine word-referent mappings by tracking co-occurrences across multiple ambiguous naming events. The current study addresses the mechanisms underlying this capacity to learn words cross-situationally. This replication and extension of Yu and Smith (2007) investigates the factors influencing both successful cross-situational word learning and mis-mappings. Item analysis and error patterns revealed that the co-occurrence structure of the learning environment as well as the context of the testing environment jointly affected learning across observations. Learners also adopted an exclusion strategy, which contributed conjointly with statistical tracking to performance. Implications for our understanding of the processes underlying cross-situational word learning are discussed
|Keywords||Cross‐situational learning Language acquisition Word learning|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Jane Gillette, Henry Gleitman, Lila Gleitman & Anne Lederer (1999). Human Simulations of Vocabulary Learning. Cognition 73 (2):135-176.
Jeffrey Mark Siskind (1996). A Computational Study of Cross-Situational Techniques for Learning Word-to-Meaning Mappings. Cognition 61 (1-2):39-91.
Kenny Smith (2009). Reconsidering Human Cross-Situational Learning Capacities: A Revision to Yu & Smith's (2007) Experimental Paradigm. In. In N. A. Taatgen & H. van Rijn (eds.), Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. 2711--2716.
Athena Vouloumanos (2008). Fine-Grained Sensitivity to Statistical Information in Adult Word Learning. Cognition 107 (2):729-742.
Citations of this work BETA
Haley A. Vlach & Scott P. Johnson (2013). Memory Constraints on Infants' Cross-Situational Statistical Learning. Cognition 127 (3):375-382.
Similar books and articles
Paul Vogt (2012). Exploring the Robustness of Cross-Situational Learning Under Zipfian Distributions. Cognitive Science 36 (4):726-739.
Kenny Smith, Andrew D. M. Smith & Richard A. Blythe (2011). Cross-Situational Learning: An Experimental Study of Word-Learning Mechanisms. Cognitive Science 35 (3):480-498.
George Kachergis, Chen Yu & Richard M. Shiffrin (2013). Actively Learning Object Names Across Ambiguous Situations. Topics in Cognitive Science 5 (1):200-213.
Jose Fernando Fontanari & Angelo Cangelosi (2011). Cross-Situational and Supervised Learning in the Emergence of Communication. Interaction Studies 12 (1):119-133.
Stanka A. Fitneva & Morten H. Christiansen (2011). Looking in the Wrong Direction Correlates With More Accurate Word Learning. Cognitive Science 35 (2):367-380.
Paul Vogt & Andrew D. M. Smith (2005). Learning Colour Words is Slow: A Cross-Situational Learning Account. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 28 (4):509-510.
Afsaneh Fazly, Afra Alishahi & Suzanne Stevenson (2010). A Probabilistic Computational Model of Cross-Situational Word Learning. Cognitive Science 34 (6):1017-1063.
Katherine Yoshida, Mijke Rhemtulla & Athena Vouloumanos (2012). Exclusion Constraints Facilitate Statistical Word Learning. Cognitive Science 36 (5):933-947.
Sandra R. Waxman (2001). Word Extension: A Key to Early Word Learning and Domain-Specificity. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (6):1121-1122.
Lakshmi J. Gogate (2001). Don't Preverbal Infants Map Words Onto Referents? Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (6):1106-1107.
Fei Xu & Joshua B. Tenenbaum (2001). Rational Statistical Inference: A Critical Component for Word Learning. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (6):1123-1124.
Jennifer Culbertson & Paul Smolensky (2012). A Bayesian Model of Biases in Artificial Language Learning: The Case of a Word‐Order Universal. Cognitive Science 36 (8):1468-1498.
Erik D. Thiessen (2010). Effects of Visual Information on Adults' and Infants' Auditory Statistical Learning. Cognitive Science 34 (6):1093-1106.
Paul Bloom (2001). Précis of How Children Learn the Meanings of Words. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (6):1095-1103.
Keith S. Apfelbaum & Bob McMurray (2011). Using Variability to Guide Dimensional Weighting: Associative Mechanisms in Early Word Learning. Cognitive Science 35 (6):1105-1138.
Added to index2012-01-19
Total downloads11 ( #134,707 of 1,098,358 )
Recent downloads (6 months)7 ( #32,999 of 1,098,358 )
How can I increase my downloads?