Psychology Colloquium: “Learning to understand: Statistical learning and infant language development”

College of Science
Date
Feb 29th, 2024 • 04:00pm
Location
Virtual
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360 Huntington Avenue 320 Shillman Hall Boston, MA 02115
Speaker(s)
Jenny Saffran

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Infants rapidly develop from being naïve listeners, who experience language as a sea of sounds, to understanding their native language(s). How does this remarkable learning process unfold? One potentially useful source of information lies in the statistical patterns that characterize natural languages, which signal structures ranging from phonemes to words to grammatical structures. Over the past two decades, researchers have demonstrated that infants are sensitive to myriad statistical regularities in language input. Beyond merely tracking these patterns, how might infants use statistical regularities to support language development?

Speakers

Jenny Saffran
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Date
Feb 29th, 2024 • 04:00pm
Location
Virtual
Join us on Zoom Here
360 Huntington Avenue 320 Shillman Hall Boston, MA 02115
Speaker(s)
Jenny Saffran

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