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On the generalizability of the Chunk-and-Pass processing approach: Perspectives from language acquisition and music

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 June 2016

Usha Lakshmanan
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL 62901. usha@siu.edu r.graham@siu.edu
Robert E. Graham
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL 62901. usha@siu.edu r.graham@siu.edu

Abstract

Christiansen & Chater (C&C) offer the Chunk-and-Pass strategy as a language processing approach allowing humans to make sense of incoming language in the face of cognitive and perceptual constraints. We propose that the Chunk-and-Pass strategy is not adequate to extend universally across languages (accounting for typologically diverse languages), nor is it sufficient to generalize to other auditory modalities such as music.

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