ERIC Number: EJ503231
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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Overextensions in Comprehension and Production Revisited: Preferential-Looking in a Study of "Dog,""Cat," and "Cow."
Naigles, Letitia G.; Gelman, Susan A.
Journal of Child Language, v22 n1 p19-46 Feb 1995
Investigated overextensions in comprehension and production, using the preferential-looking model, in 99 children (ages 1;9 to 2;3) who were asked to find the referent that matched the label they were given in real and anomalous trials. Results confirm that overextensions in production are not diagnostic of children's underlying semantic representations and that anomalous trials provide useful information on lexical entries. (34 references) (Author/NAV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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