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ERIC Number: EJ399209
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
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The Development of Mental Terms: Pragmatics or Semantics?
Moore, Chris; Davidge, Jane
Journal of Child Language, v16 n3 p633-41 Oct 1989
Examination of three- to six-year-olds' (N=60) distinctions between the mental terms know, think, and sure showed a significant age-related improvement for the know-think and sure-think contrasts. No change was shown for the know-sure contrast, suggesting that, by four or five years of age, children recognize the function of mental terms to express degrees of certainty. (Author/CB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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