ERIC Number: EJ271643
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
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Principles of Organization in Young Children's Natural Language Hierarchies.
Callanan, Maureen A.; Markman, Ellen M.
Child Development, v53 n4 p1093-101 Aug 1982
When preschool children think of objects as organized into collections (e.g., forest, army) they solve certain problems better than when they think of the same objects as organized into classes (e.g., trees, soldiers). Present studies indicate preschool children occasionally distort natural language inclusion hierarchies (e.g., oak, tree) into the part/whole structures of collections (e.g., oak, forest). (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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