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    Knowledge as Process: Contextually Cued Attention and Early Word Learning.Linda B. Smith, Eliana Colunga & Hanako Yoshida - 2010 - Cognitive Science 34 (7):1287-1314.
    Learning depends on attention. The processes that cue attention in the moment dynamically integrate learned regularities and immediate contextual cues. This paper reviews the extensive literature on cued attention and attentional learning in the adult literature and proposes that these fundamental processes are likely significant mechanisms of change in cognitive development. The value of this idea is illustrated using phenomena in children's novel word learning.
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    From the Lexicon to Expectations About Kinds: A Role for Associative Learning.Eliana Colunga & Linda B. Smith - 2005 - Psychological Review 112 (2):347-382.
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    Network Growth Modeling to Capture Individual Lexical Learning.Nicole M. Beckage & Eliana Colunga - 2019 - Complexity 2019:1-17.
    Network models of language provide a systematic way of linking cognitive processes to the structure and connectivity of language. Using network growth models to capture learning, we focus on the study of the emergence of complexity in early language learners. Specifically, we capture the emergent structure of young toddler’s vocabularies through network growth models assuming underlying knowledge representations of semantic and phonological networks. In construction and analyses of these network growth models, we explore whether phonological or semantic relationships between words (...)
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    Whose DAM Account? Attentional Learning Explains Booth and Waxman.Linda B. Smith, Susan S. Jones, Hanako Yoshida & Eliana Colunga - 2003 - Cognition 87 (3):209-213.
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    Not Only Size Matters: Early‐Talker and Late‐Talker Vocabularies Support Different Word‐Learning Biases in Babies and Networks.Eliana Colunga & Clare E. Sims - 2017 - Cognitive Science 41 (S1):73-95.
    In typical development, word learning goes from slow and laborious to fast and seemingly effortless. Typically developing 2-year-olds seem to intuit the whole range of things in a category from hearing a single instance named—they have word-learning biases. This is not the case for children with relatively small vocabularies. We present a computational model that accounts for the emergence of word-learning biases in children at both ends of the vocabulary spectrum based solely on vocabulary structure. The results of Experiment 1 (...)
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    Bilingual and Monolingual Children Attend to Different Cues When Learning New Words.Chandra L. Brojde, Sabeen Ahmed & Eliana Colunga - 2012 - Frontiers in Psychology 3.
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