Prediction plays a key role in language development as well as processing

Matt A. Johnson, Nicholas B. Turk-Browne, Adele E. Goldberg

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Although the target article emphasizes the important role of prediction in language use, prediction may well also play a key role in the initial formation of linguistic representations, that is, in language development. We outline the role of prediction in three relevant language-learning domains: transitional probabilities, statistical preemption, and construction learning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)360-361
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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