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ERIC Number: EJ157267
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1976
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Words in Utterance Contexts: Young Children Do Not Confuse the Meanings of Same and Different
Glucksberg, Sam; And Others
Child Development, 47, 3, 737-741, Sep 76
Contrary to earlier assertions, young children do not interpret the word different to mean same. Both 2 1/2-year-old children and adults interpret requests for same or different objects appropriately, apparently following conventions of conversational discourse. These data offer no support for a discrete semantic-feature model of acquiring word meanings. (Author/JMB)
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