Commentary

Learning colour words is slow: A cross-situational learning account

Citation

Vogt P & Smith ADM (2005) Learning colour words is slow: A cross-situational learning account. Commentary on: L. Steels and T. Belpaeme, 'Coordinating perceptually grounded categories through language: A case study for colour', Behavioral and Brain Sciences (2005) 28, pp. 469–489. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 28 (4), pp. 509-510. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X0544008X

Abstract
Research into child language reveals that it takes a long time for children to learn the correct mapping of colour words. Steels & Belpaeme's (S&B's) guessing game, however, models fast learning of words. We discuss computational studies based on cross-situational learning, which yield results that are more consistent with the empirical child language data than those obtained by S&B.

Journal
Behavioral and Brain Sciences: Volume 28, Issue 4

StatusPublished
Publication date31/08/2005
Publication date online26/09/2005
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/7317
PublisherCambridge University Press
ISSN0140-525X
Item discussedL. Steels and T. Belpaeme, 'Coordinating perceptually grounded categories through language: A case study for colour', Behavioral and Brain Sciences (2005) 28, pp. 469–489