Individual vocabulary differences and the development of the shape bias

Perry, Lynn K and Samuelson, Larissa K (2011) Individual vocabulary differences and the development of the shape bias. In: Proceedings of the Thirty-third Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. UNSPECIFIED, USA.

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Abstract

Researchers have proposed that learning names of individual words and categories leads an individual child to develop a general word learning bias. However, evidence to date comes from studies of group means rather than individuals. The current study tests the prediction that the statistics of an individual child’s vocabulary are closely related to that child’s development of word learning biases. We demonstrate that individual differences in vocabulary structure predict individual differences in novel noun generalization.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: vocabulary development,categorization
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Psychology
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Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2015 17:03
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2020 23:56
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/55290
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