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ERIC Number: EJ272840
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
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Up Front: The Acquisition of a Concept and a Word.
Cohen Levine, Susan; Carey, Susan
Journal of Child Language, v9 n3 p645-57 Oct 1982
Describes an experiment to see whether the words "front" and "back" introduce the concept of "front-back" or whether the concept preceded the words. Results show that (1) a complex disjunctive concept of "front-back" orientation precedes any knowledge of the words; (2) linguistically, "back" is comprehended before "front"; and (3) children at an intermediate lexical stage interpret "front" as "back." (EKN)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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