A Constructive Model of Mother-Infant Interaction towards Infant’s Vowel Articulation

Yoshikawa, Yuichiro and Koga, Junpei and Asada, Minoru and Hosoda, Koh (2003) A Constructive Model of Mother-Infant Interaction towards Infant’s Vowel Articulation. [Conference Paper]

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Human infants seem to develop to acquire common phonemes to adults without the capability to articulate or any explicit knowledge. To understand such unrevealed human cognitive development, building a robot which reproduces such a developmental process seems effective. It will also contribute to a design principle for a robot that can communicate with human beings. This paper hypothesizes that the caregiver’s parrotry to the coo of the robot plays an important role in the phoneme acquisition process based on the implication from behavioral studies, and propose a constructive model for it. We validate the proposed model by examining whether a real robot can acquire Japanese vowels through interactions with its caregiver.

Item Type:Conference Paper
Keywords:phoneme acquisition, robot-caregiver interaction, constructive model
Subjects:Computer Science > Language
Computer Science > Speech
Computer Science > Robotics
ID Code:3341
Deposited By: Prince, Dr Christopher G.
Deposited On:12 Feb 2004
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:55


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