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ERIC Number: EJ528193
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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ISSN: ISSN-0010-0277
Red Rats Eater Exposes Recursion in Children's Word Formation.
Alegre, Maria A.; Gordon, Peter
Cognition, v60 n1 p65-82 Jul 1996
Examined processing of noun-noun compounds in which the internal noun is pluralized (such as "new books shelf"), contrary to normal constraints prohibiting such constructions. Tested 36 3- to 5-year olds on their interpretations of compounds fronted by an adjective. Results suggest that children's word formation processes allow complex interactions between grammatical systems from early in acquisition. (MOK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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