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LangSci Lunch Talk: Kasia Hitczenko (LING)

Time: 
Thursday, April 06, 2017 - 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Location: 
2130 H.J. Patterson (LSC)

Food and ideas bring people together.  Our weekly lunch talk series provides students and faculty with the opportunity to present their in-progress work to a supportive, interdisciplinary audience.

Lunch is served starting at 12:15pm.

Using prosody to learn sound categories
 
Infants must learn the sound categories of their language, but this is difficult because there is variability in speech that causes overlap between categories and masks where the correct categories are. This work investigates whether incorporating knowledge of these systematic sources of variability can improve sound category learning. I will present a model that incorporates one such source of variability, namely prosody, into an existing model of sound category learning and will present preliminary results.