Linguists doing research on intercultural communication on that basis, on the one hand, found a first solid basis to integrate culture into linguistic theory.
Background[ edit ] Origin of the term "bootstrapping"[ edit ] In literal terms, a bootstrap is the small strap on a boot that is used to help pull on the entire boot. Similarly in computer sciencebooting refers to the startup of an operation system by means of first initiating a smaller program.
Therefore, bootstrapping refers to the leveraging of a small action into a more powerful and significant operation. Bootstrapping in linguistics was first introduced by Steven Pinker as a metaphor for the idea that children are innately equipped with mental processes that help initiate language acquisition.
Bootstrapping attempts to identify the language learning processes that enable children to learn about the structure of the target language.
In this respect, connectionist approaches view human cognition as a computational algorithm. On this view, in terms of learning, humans have statistical learning capabilities that allow them to problem solve. For a child acquiring language, the challenge is to parse out discrete segments from a continuous speech stream.
Research demonstrates that, when exposed to streams of nonsense speech, children use statistical learning to determine word boundaries. It appears that children can detect the statistical probability of certain sounds occurring with one another, and use this to parse out word boundaries.
Utilizing these statistical abilities, children appear to be able to form mental representations, or neural networks, of relevant pieces of information.
Innateness[ edit ] The innateness hypothesis was originally coined by Noam Chomsky as a means to explain the universality in language acquisition. All typically-developing children with adequate exposure to a language will learn to speak and comprehend the language fluently. It is also proposed that despite the supposed variation in languages, they all fall into a very restricted subset of the potential grammars that could be infinitely conceived.
According to this hypothesis, the child is equipped with knowledge of grammatical and ungrammatical types, which they then apply to the stream of speech they hear in order to determine the grammar this stream is compatible with. This relates to the Principles and Parameters theory of linguistics, in that languages universally consist of basic, unbroken principles and vary by specific parameters.
Semantic bootstrapping[ edit ] Semantic bootstrapping is a linguistic theory of language acquisition which proposes that children can acquire the syntax of a language by first learning and recognizing semantic elements and building upon, or bootstrapping from, that knowledge.
A child must be able to perceive meaning from utterances.
That is, the child must associate utterances with, for example, objects and actions in the real world. A child must also be able to realize that there are strong correspondences between semantic and syntactic categories.
The child can then use the knowledge of these correspondences to create, test, and refine internal grammar rules iteratively as the child gains more knowledge of their language. In other words, the child must be able to have some mental grasp on the concept of events, memory, and general progression of time before attempting to conceive it semantically.
In order to actually learn time events, several processes must occur: The child must have a grasp on temporal concepts They must learn which concepts are represented in their own language They must learn how their experiences are representative of certain event types that are present in the language They must learn the different morphological and syntactic representations of these events Data in list cited from  Using these basic stepping stones, the child is able to map their internal concept of the meaning of time onto explicit linguistic segments.Language cues can provide the "glue" that helps fasten certain visual patterns into small children's memories, according to results to be presented by a Johns Hopkins University graduate student.
LINGUISTIC CUES AND ATTENTION TO COMPETING OBJECTS 2 Abstract Children use all of the sources of information available to them to acquire names for novel word.
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