E. de Bree
- Language learning from inconsistent input: Bilingual and monolingual toddlers compared
- Infant and Child Development
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- 26 | 4
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- Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG)
- Research Institute of Child Development and Education (RICDE)
This study examines novel language learning from inconsistent input in monolingual and bilingual toddlers. We predicted an advantage for the bilingual toddlers on the basis of the structural sensitivity hypothesis. Monolingual and bilingual 24-month-olds performed two novel language learning experiments. The first contained consistent input, and the second occasionally contained inconsistent input (i.e., “errors”). Neither group showed learning of the novel pattern in the consistent experiment. The bilingual toddlers, but not the monolinguals, showed learning in the inconsistent experiment, which suggests they are better at detecting regularities from inconsistent input than monolinguals.
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