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The role of prediction error in linguistic generalization and item learning: evidence from an online eye-tracking study

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The discriminative learning framework, grounded in principles of learning theory, was recently revitalized as a specific mechanism to carry out language acquisition within a domain-general, input-driven constructivist account. It specifies that language learning, rather than being guided by an innate linguistic system like Universal Grammar, could be constrained by obtaining negative evidence using prediction errors. Previous studies have tried to indirectly show the effect of prediction maki...

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