ERIC Number: EJ439960
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1991
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Young Children's Disambiguation of Object Name Reference.
Merriman, William E.; Schuster, Joneen M.
Child Development, v62 n6 p1288-1301 Dec 1991
The tendency of two year olds to select an unfamiliar over a familiar object was less when they were asked to choose between items than to identify a referent for an unfamiliar name. This result suggests that children have both an attraction for novel items and a tendency to honor lexical principles. (BC)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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