Article Summary - week 3.docx - Bergelson Swingley(2012 Article Summary In this study they wanted to test and investigate more on the language learning

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Bergelson & Swingley (2012) Article Summary In this study, they wanted to test and investigate more on the language learning that happens during early infants ages such those who are 6-12 months old. Their main hypothesis or purpose of the study was if the infants could possibly understand and know about words “nouns” and their meanings earlier in their life and communicate them through other ways rather than speech. Therefore, the participants were 33 infants aged 6-9 months old recruited for the first set. The second set included 50 babies ranging from 10-20 months in age. The methods used here to test the hypothesis involved prerecorded sentences and showing pictures of either body parts or domains of food. The recordings would be of different question formats about “X”, where X would mean the target word that the researchers are aiming for in each trial. The procedure starts in a room when a recording starts playing, a
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