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Journal Title: Journal of Child Language
Volume/Issue:   37/3
Date: 2010
Table of Contents: Computational models of child language learning: an introduction
by Brian Macwhinney
pp 477-485

Modeling the contribution of phonotactic cues to the problem of word segmentation
by Daniel Blanchard, Jeffrey N. Heinz, Roberta Michnick Golinkoff
pp 487-511

Segmenting words from natural speech: subsegmental variation in segmental cues
by C Anton Rytting, Chris Brew, Eric Fosler-Lussier
pp 513-543

Words in puddles of sound: modelling psycholinguistic effects in speech segmentation
by Padraic Monaghan, Morten H Christiansen
pp 545-564

Implicational markedness and frequency in constraint-based computational models of phonological learning
by Gaja Jarosz
pp 565-606

Variability, negative evidence, and the acquisition of verb argument constructions
by Amy Perfors, Joshua B Tenenbaum, Elizabeth Wonnacott
pp 607-642

Explaining quantitative variation in the rate of Optional Infinitive errors across languages: A comparison of MOSAIC and the Variational Learning Model
by Daniel Freudenthal, Julian M Pine, Fernand Gobet
pp 643-669

An empirical generative framework for computational modeling of language acquisition
by Heidi R Waterfall, Ben Sandbank, Luca Onnis, Shimon Edelman
pp 671-703

Morphosyntactic annotation of CHILDES transcripts
by Kenji Sagae, Eric Davis, Alon Lavie, Brian Macwhinney, Shuly Wintner
pp 705-729

Cognitive architectures and language acquisition: A case study in pronoun comprehension
by Jacolien van Rij, Hedderik Van Rijn, Petra Hendriks
pp 731-766

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Language Acquisition
LL Issue: 21.1992