Order matters: Distributional properties of speech to young children bootstraps learning of semantic representations

2 Feb 2018Philip A HuebnerJon A Willits

Some researchers claim that language acquisition is critically dependent on experiencing linguistic input in order of increasing complexity. We set out to test this hypothesis using a simple recurrent neural network (SRN) trained to predict word sequences in CHILDES, a 5-million-word corpus of speech directed to children... (read more)

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