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Word Learning

  • By: Gedeon Deák
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

Language learning raises unique problems of learning and memory. This is widely recognized with respect to syntax learning, but it is also true of word learning. Word learning is the process of developing generalized (i.e., abstracted) mental representations to associate a ...