ERIC Number: EJ172013
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1977
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Height, Age, and Function: Differing Influences on Children's Comprehension of "Younger" and "Older"
Kuczaj, Stan A., II; Lederberg, Amy R.
Journal of Child Language, 4, 3, 395-416, Oct 77
Three investigations of preschool children's comprehension of "younger" and "older" are discussed. Results suggest children focus on height in their initial hypotheses about meanings of the terms, ignoring age or function cues. These and findings about acquisition of antonyms are discussed in terms of recent theorizing about lexical-meaning acquisition. (CHK)
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