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Implicit statistical learning is directly associated with the acquisition of syntax

Kidd, Evan


This article reports on an individual differences study that investigated the role of implicit statistical learning in the acquisition of syntax in children. One hundred children ages 4 years 5 months through 6 years 11 months completed a test of implicit statistical learning, a test of explicit declarative learning, and standardized tests of verbal and nonverbal ability. They also completed a syntactic priming task, which provided a dynamic index of children's facility to detect and respond to...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Developmental Psychology
DOI: 10.1037/a0025405


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