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Speech segmentation (short summary)

Learning
words
in
speech

The authors of this study designed and tested a computational model of speech segmentation, which is the process by which infants learn to identify individual words in speech. The model that the authors developed fulfilled more criteria for ideal models of this process than other, older models. Results suggested that children may learn to identify their own names early in development and use this knowledge as a way to begin to identify the words that surround their name in speech. The words most useful to speech segmentation in this model were also important for the acquisition of grammar, which suggests that both speech segmentation and grammatical skills share a similar basis of words.


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Added to site August 2013


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