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  1. Paul Pietrowski, Justin Halberda, Jeff Lidz & and Tim Hunter, Beyond Truth Conditions: An Investigation Into the Semantics of 'Most'.
    Contact Info: Paul Pietroski Department of Linguistics University of Maryland Marie Mount Hall College Park, MD 20742 USA Email: pietro@umd.edu Phone: +1 301-395-1747..
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  2. Jeffrey Lidz, Paul Pietroski, Tim Hunter & Justin Halberda (2011). Interface Transparency and the Psychosemantics of Most. Natural Language Semantics 19 (3):227-256.
    This paper proposes an Interface Transparency Thesis concerning how linguistic meanings are related to the cognitive systems that are used to evaluate sentences for truth/falsity: a declarative sentence S is semantically associated with a canonical procedure for determining whether S is true; while this procedure need not be used as a verification strategy, competent speakers are biased towards strategies that directly reflect canonical specifications of truth conditions. Evidence in favor of this hypothesis comes from a psycholinguistic experiment examining adult judgments (...)
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  3. Mariko Moher, Lisa Feigenson & Justin Halberda (2010). A One-to-One Bias and Fast Mapping Support Preschoolers' Learning About Faces and Voices. Cognitive Science 34 (5):719-751.
    A multimodal person representation contains information about what a person looks like and what a person sounds like. However, little is known about how children form these face-voice mappings. Here, we explored the possibility that two cognitive tools that guide word learning, a one-to-one mapping bias and fast mapping, also guide children’s learning about faces and voices. We taught 4- and 5-year-olds mappings between three individual faces and voices, then presented them with new faces and voices. In Experiment 1, we (...)
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  4. Paul Pietroski, Jeffrey Lidz, Tim Hunter & Justin Halberda (2009). The Meaning of 'Most': Semantics, Numerosity and Psychology. Mind and Language 24 (5):554-585.
    The meaning of 'most' can be described in many ways. We offer a framework for distinguishing semantic descriptions, interpreted as psychological hypotheses that go beyond claims about sentential truth conditions, and an experiment that tells against an attractive idea: 'most' is understood in terms of one-to-one correspondence. Adults evaluated 'Most of the dots are yellow', as true or false, on many trials in which yellow dots and blue dots were displayed for 200 ms. Displays manipulated the ease of using a (...)
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  5. Justin Halberda & Lisa Feigenson (2008). Set Representations Required for the Acquisition of the “Natural Number” Concept. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 31 (6):655-656.
    Rips et al. consider whether representations of individual objects or analog magnitudes are building blocks for the concept natural number. We argue for a third core capacity – the ability to bind representations of individuals into sets. However, even with this addition to the list of starting materials, we agree that a significant acquisition story is needed to capture natural number.
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  6. Lisa Feigenson & Justin Halberda (2004). Infants Chunk Object Arrays Into Sets of Individuals. Cognition 91 (2):173-190.
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  7. Justin Halberda (2003). The Development of a Word-Learning Strategy. Cognition 87 (1):B23-B34.
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