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Modeling age of exposure in L2 learning of vowel categories

Clayards, M. & Toscano, J. C. (2010, August). Poster presented at the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Portland, OR.

Abstract: Age of exposure is known to be an important indicator of second language proficiency. Native-like phonological proficiency is attained only by learners exposed at the earliest ages. This paper examines one account of age-of-exposure effects... Read more →

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Simulating individual differences in language ability and genetic differences in FOXP2 using a neural network model of the SRT task

Toscano, J. C., Mueller, K. L, McMurray, B., & Tomblin, J. B. (2010). In S. Ohlsson & R. Catrambone, Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2230-2235). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Abstract: Recent work has shown that individual differences in language development are related to differences in procedural learning, as measured by the serial reaction time (SRT) task... Read more →

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Online processing of acoustic cues in speech perception

Comparing statistical and neural network models

Toscano, J. C. & McMurray, B. (2008, November). Poster presented at the 156th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Miami, FL.

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Towards an integration of connectionist learning and dynamical systems processing: Case studies in speech and lexical development

McMurray, B., Horst, J., Toscano, J. C., & Samuelson, L. K. (2009). In J. P. Spencer, M. Thomas, & J. McClelland (Eds.), Toward a Unified Theory of Development: Connectionism and Dynamic Systems Theory Re-Considered. Oxford University Press.

Abstract: This chapter describes model of the development of simple analogical reasoning and shows how the model accounts for seven characteristics of children’s developing abilities to reason analogically... Read more →

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