ERIC Number: EJ378292
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1988
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Children's Use of Mutual Exclusivity to Constrain the Meaning of Words.
Markman, Ellen M.; Wachtel, Gwyn F.
Cognitive Psychology, v20 n2 p121-57 Apr 1988
Six studies, with 174 three-year-olds in California, investigated whether children's knowledge of a label for an object excluded the possibility that they would accept another label for the object. Results indicate that mutual exclusivity motivates children to learn terms for attributes, substances, parts, and objects. (TJH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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