Prediction plays a key role in language development as well as processing

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 36 (4):360-361 (2013)
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Although the target article emphasizes the important role of prediction in language use, prediction may well also play a key role in the initial formation of linguistic representations, that is, in language development. We outline the role of prediction in three relevant language-learning domains: transitional probabilities, statistical preemption, and construction learning



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