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ERIC Number: EJ296921
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1984
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A Characteristic-to-Defining Shift in the Development of Word Meaning.
Keil, Frank C.; Batterman, Nancy
Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior, v23 n2 p221-36 Apr 1984
In a study using preschool and elementary school children, the children's judgments of whether brief stories described valid instances of a concept shifted in a manner consistent with the authors' hypothesis that meanings typically develop from representations in which characteristic features predominate to those in which defining features become more central. (SL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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