ERIC Number: EJ305778
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1984
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The Developmental Importance of Motion Information in Perceiving and Describing Metaphoric Similarity.
Dent, Cathy H.
Child Development, v55 n4 p1607-13 Aug 1984
Investigates the perceptual basis of metaphor by asking 5-, 7-, and 10-year-old children and adults to pair and discuss films of natural objects, both stationary and moving. Concludes that motion information makes metaphoric similarity relatively easy to perceive and influences the form of descriptive metaphors. (Author/CB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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