A CRITICAL REVIEW OF INFANT ARTIFICIAL LANGUAGE LEARNING AND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION BY REBECCA L. GÓMEZ AND LOUANN GERKEN Introduction
In this review, I will discuss Infant Artificial Language Learning and Language Acquisition by Rebecca L. Gómez and Louann Gerken. This article is rewritten by M. Tomasello in the April Issue of Trends in Cognitive Sciences (Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 156–163). Rebecca L. Gómez is at the Department of Psychology from Johns Hopkins University and L. Gerken is at the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences from University of Arizona.
According to Rebecca L. Gómez and Louann Gerken in Infant Artificial Language Learning and Language Acquisition, children especially infant never consider rules based solely on linear order in sentences, for example which is given by Rebecca L. Gómez and Louann Gerken it has been observed that children never erroneously transforma statement like ‘The man who is tall is Sam’ into the question ‘Is the man who tall is Sam?’ (by moving the subordinate clause verb rather than the main verb to the front of the sentence).
They also discovered that Artificial-language studies with infants demonstrate the presence of remarkably sophisticated learning abilities by seven, eight and 12 months of age. So, there’s a possibility that learning especially learning language begins in utero. One of the earliest indications was the finding that newborns prefer their mother’s voice to that of another female. They also give evidence which comes from experiments showing that newborns discriminate a passage read aloud by their mothers during the last six weeks of pregnancy from an unfamiliar one.
Rebecca L. Gómez and Louann Gerken’s observation about this phenomenon is very helpful especially for those who are learning about the mystery of how children acquire their language and it is only how but also since when children especially infant acquire the language and it can be answered by Rebecca L. Gómez and Louann Gerken which...
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