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Vlach, Haley A.; DeBrock, Catherine A. – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2019
Children are able to resolve the referential ambiguity of learning new words by tracking co-occurrence probabilities across moments in time, a behavior termed cross-situational word learning (CSWL). Although we know that children can use co-occurrence data to map words to objects, the literature has a striking limitation: research has focused on…
Descriptors: Retention (Psychology), Vocabulary Development, Language Acquisition, Language Processing
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Kaushanskaya, Margarita; Yoo, Jeewon; Van Hecke, Stephanie – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2013
Purpose: The goal of this research was to examine whether phonological familiarity exerts different effects on novel word learning for familiar versus unfamiliar referents and whether successful word learning is associated with increased second-language experience. Method: Eighty-one adult native English speakers with various levels of Spanish…
Descriptors: Phonology, Familiarity, Novelty (Stimulus Dimension), Adults
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Pathman, Thanujeni; Larkina, Marina; Burch, Melissa M.; Bauer, Patricia J. – Journal of Cognition and Development, 2013
Remembering the temporal information associated with personal past events is critical for autobiographical memory, yet we know relatively little about the development of this capacity. In the present research, we investigated temporal memory for naturally occurring personal events in 4-, 6-, and 8-year-old children. Parents recorded unique events…
Descriptors: Young Children, Recall (Psychology), Retention (Psychology), Cognitive Ability