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dc.contributor.authorArciuli, Joanne
dc.contributor.authorTorkildsen, Janne Von Koss
dc.PublishedFrontiers in Psychology 3: 324eng
dc.description.abstractMastery of language can be a struggle for some children. Amongst those that succeed in achieving this feat there is variability in proficiency. Cognitive scientists remain intrigued by this variation. A now substantial body of research suggests that language acquisition is underpinned by a child’s capacity for statistical learning (SL). Moreover, a growing body of research has demonstrated that variability in SL is associated with variability in language proficiency. Yet, there is a striking lack of longitudinal data. To date, there has been no comprehensive investigation of whether a capacity for SL in young children is, in fact, associated with language proficiency in subsequent years. Here we review key studies that have led to the need for this longitudinal research. Advancing the language acquisition debate via longitudinal research has the potential to transform our understanding of typical development as well as disorders such as autism, specific language impairment, and dyslexia.en_US
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dc.subjectStatistical learningeng
dc.subjectLanguage acquisitioneng
dc.subjectLongitudinal studieseng
dc.subjectLanguage impairmenteng
dc.subjectLanguage proficiencyeng
dc.titleAdvancing our understanding of the link between statistical learning and language acquisition: The need for longitudinal dataeng
dc.typePeer reviewed
dc.typeJournal article
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2012 Arciuli and Torkildsen. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in other forums, provided the original authors and source are credited and subject to any copyright notices concerning any third-party graphics etc.
dc.source.journalFrontiers in Psychology

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