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ERIC Number: EJ185306
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Publication Date: 1978
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The Development of Listener Abilities in Communication: How Children Deal with Ambiguous Information
Ironsmith, Marsha; Whitehurst, Grover J.
Child Development, 49, 2, 348-52, Jun 78
Children participating as listeners in a referential communication task with an adult speaker were asked to choose one of a set of four pictures on the basis of the speaker's message. Messages were either informative, providing enough information to choose the correct referent, or ambiguous, describing two of the four referents. (Author/JMB)
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