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Individual Differences in Statistical Learning Predict Children's Comprehension of Syntax

Kidd, Evan; Arciuli, Joanne


Variability in children's language acquisition is likely due to a number of cognitive and social variables. The current study investigated whether individual differences in statistical learning (SL), which has been implicated in language acquisition, independently predicted 6- to 8-year-old's comprehension of syntax. Sixty-eight (N = 68) English-speaking children completed a test of comprehension of four syntactic structures, a test of SL utilizing nonlinguistic visual stimuli, and several...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Child Development
DOI: 10.1111/cdev.12461


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