Theoretical and Computational Models of Word Learning: Trends in Psychology and Artificial Intelligence, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1466629746
  • ISBN-13: 9781466629745
  • DDC: 401.93
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 451 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released October 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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The process of learning words and languages may seem like an instinctual trait, inherent to nearly all humans from a young age. However, a vast range of complex research and information exists in detailing the complexities of the process of word learning.Theoretical and Computational Models of Word Learning: Trends in Psychology and Artificial Intelligence strives to combine cross-disciplinary research into one comprehensive volume to help readers gain a fuller understanding of the developmental processes and influences that makeup the progression of word learning. Blending together developmental psychology and artificial intelligence, this publication is intended for researchers, practitioners, and educators who are interested in language learning and its development as well as computational models formed from these specific areas of research.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editorial Advisory Board.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: The Puzzle: Broad Theoretical Approaches to Word Learning.
2: A Dynamic Neural Field Model of Word Learning.
3: Timing Matters: Dynamic Interactions Create Sensitive Periods for Word Learning.
4: Pushing the Envelope of Associative Learning: Internal Representations and Dynamic Competition Transform Association into Development.
5: How Experiences with Words Supply All the Tools in the Toddler's Word-Learning Toolbox.
6: Learning Words from Experience: An Integrated Framework.
7: The Embodied Experience: Multiple Levels of Influence on Word Learning.
8: A Sensory-Motor Solution to Early Word-Referent Learning.
9: The Miracle Year: From Basic Structure to Social Communication.
10: An Embodied Model of Young Children's Categorization and Word Learning.
11: Developmental Language Learning from Human/Humanoid Robot Social Interactions: An Embodied and Situated Approach.
12: Making Use of Multi-Modal Synchrony: A Model of Acoustic Packaging to Tie Words to Actions.
13: Organismic Processes and Mechanisms of Word Learning.
14: Development of Word Recognition across Speakers and Accents.
15: A Neurorobotics Approach to Investigating Word Learning Behaviors.
16: Learning Words by Imitating.
17: I Think I Have Heard That One before: Recurrence-Based Word Learning with a Robot.
18: Two Distinct Sequence Learning Mechanisms for Syntax Acquisition and Word Learning.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.