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ERIC Number: EJ282861
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
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"What Says Meow?" The Role of Context and Linguistic Experience in Very Young Children's Responses to "What"-Questions.
Allen, Rhianon; Shatz, Marilyn
Journal of Child Language, v10 n2 p321-35 Jun 1983
Children aged 1;4-1;6 were asked common "what"-questions in four contexts. Gesture had a significant effect on the nonverbal components of their responses, while linguistic sophistication and type of question affected only vocal responses. It is suggested that gestural information is processed relatively independently of speech at this age. (MSE)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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