The facilitatory role of sound symbolism in infant word learning

Michiko Miyazaki, Shohei Hidaka, Mutsumi Imai, H. Henny Yeung, Katerina Kantartzis, Hiroyuki Okada, Sotaro Kita

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Sound symbolism or the nonarbitrary link between language sound and meaning are commonly found across many languages of the world. A well-known example is the association between rounded vs. angular shapes and labels (i.e., the Bouba-kiki effect by Köhler, 1929/1947). Previous research has shown that sound symbolic words play facilitative role for preschool children's novel verb learning (Imai, Kita, Nagumo & Okada, 2008; Kantartiz, Imai & Kita, 2011), helping children identify what aspects of motion events should be mapped to verbs. In this research, we explore whether sound symbolism may facilitate language learning in human infants who have just begun to learn word meanings. Sound symbolism may be a useful cue particularly at the earliest stages of word learning, because this cue seems to be available without needing prior word learning experience (Gogate & Hollich, 2010). Using a habituation paradigm and a Bayesian model-based analysis, we demonstrated that 14-month-old infants could detect Köhler-type (1947) shape-sound symbolism, and could use this sensitivity in their effort to establish the word-referent association.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルCooperative Minds
ホスト出版物のサブタイトルSocial Interaction and Group Dynamics - Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, CogSci 2013
編集者Markus Knauff, Natalie Sebanz, Michael Pauen, Ipke Wachsmuth
出版社The Cognitive Science Society
ページ3080-3085
ページ数6
ISBN(電子版)9780976831891
出版ステータスPublished - 2013
イベント35th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society - Cooperative Minds: Social Interaction and Group Dynamics, CogSci 2013 - Berlin, Germany
継続期間: 2013 7月 312013 8月 3

出版物シリーズ

名前Cooperative Minds: Social Interaction and Group Dynamics - Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, CogSci 2013

Conference

Conference35th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society - Cooperative Minds: Social Interaction and Group Dynamics, CogSci 2013
国/地域Germany
CityBerlin
Period13/7/3113/8/3

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 人工知能
  • コンピュータ サイエンスの応用
  • 人間とコンピュータの相互作用
  • 認知神経科学

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