Learning colour words is slow: A cross-situational learning account

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 28 (4):509-510 (2005)
Abstract
Research into child language reveals that it takes a long time for children to learn the correct mapping of colour words. Steels & Belpaeme's (S&B's) guessing game, however, models fast learning of words. We discuss computational studies based on cross-situational learning, which yield results that are more consistent with the empirical child language data than those obtained by S&B.
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