Word learning in honor of Lila Gleitman: Perception of structure from language and world

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John Trueswell (Dept of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania) Abstract: It is tempting to conclude that children learn the meanings of words by observing their circumstances of use (e.g., observing that the word “dog” often co-occurs with dog-sightings). If this is the case though, how do children ever learn the vast majority of the words that […]