Language learns from imitation (child)?
What if we present something they never heard before?
Why does it matter?
To linguist, to psychologists, to speech pathologists, to interested civilians and
participants in adjacent fields.
Sentence Processing Part 3
Memory for Sentences
• Buhler (1908) – when we remember sentences - recall meaning much better than wording
• Bartlett (1932) Experiments with Folk tales
o British interpretation of Inuktitut folk tale – poor memory for exact wo
3 issues: Segmentation: Unlike exaggerated speech, natural speech has no real pauses, hard to line up start/stop in spectogram Lack of invariance problem: Individual sounds have blurry boundaries and coarticulation issues (/s/ in se