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    The Arbitrariness of the Sign: Learning Advantages From the Structure of the Vocabulary.Padraic Monaghan, Morten H. Christiansen & Stanka A. Fitneva - 2011 - Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 140 (3):325-347.
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    Looking in the Wrong Direction Correlates With More Accurate Word Learning.Stanka A. Fitneva & Morten H. Christiansen - 2011 - Cognitive Science 35 (2):367-380.
    Previous research on lexical development has aimed to identify the factors that enable accurate initial word-referent mappings based on the assumption that the accuracy of initial word-referent associations is critical for word learning. The present study challenges this assumption. Adult English speakers learned an artificial language within a cross-situational learning paradigm. Visual fixation data were used to assess the direction of visual attention. Participants whose longest fixations in the initial trials fell more often on distracter images performed significantly better at (...)
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    Representational Constraints on the Development of Memory and Metamemory: A Developmental–Representational Theory.Stephen J. Ceci, Stanka A. Fitneva & Wendy M. Williams - 2010 - Psychological Review 117 (2):464-495.
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    The Comprehension of ''Left''and ''Right''in a Referential Communication Task.Stanka A. Fitneva & Yi Song - 2009 - In N. A. Taatgen & H. van Rijn (eds.), Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. pp. 2687--2691.
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    Developmental Changes in Cross‐Situational Word Learning: The Inverse Effect of Initial Accuracy.Stanka A. Fitneva & Morten H. Christiansen - 2017 - Cognitive Science 41 (S1):141-161.
    Intuitively, the accuracy of initial word-referent mappings should be positively correlated with the outcome of learning. Yet recent evidence suggests an inverse effect of initial accuracy in adults, whereby greater accuracy of initial mappings is associated with poorer outcomes in a cross-situational learning task. Here, we examine the impact of initial accuracy on 4-year-olds, 10-year-olds, and adults. For half of the participants most word-referent mappings were initially correct and for the other half most mappings were initially incorrect. Initial accuracy was (...)
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