ERIC Number: EJ246088
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
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Early Word Meanings: Perceptually or Functionally Based?
Tomikawa, Sandra A.; Dodd, David H.
Child Development, v51 n4 p1103-09 Dec 1980
In a series of five experiments, young children (two- and three-year-olds) were presented with novel objects in which perceptual and functional features varied independently. Results indicate that early conceptualizations and word meanings are perceptually based when perceptual and functional features are independently available. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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