Entry Date:
January 13, 2009

Social Cues for Word Learning

Principal Investigator Rebecca Saxe

In order to communicate successfully, children acquiring a language have to learn to segment words from continuous speech, learn the meanings of those words, and figure out how to put them together to make coherent sentences. Researchers are interested in all three of these problems, and we study them using artificial language learning experiments with adults and infants, probabilistic models, and most recently, neuroimaging methods.