ERIC Number: EJ550965
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: 0
What Young Children Think about the Relationship between Language Variation and Social Difference.
Hirschfeld, Lawrence A.; Gelman, Susan A.
Cognitive Development, v12 n2 p213-38 Apr-Jun 1997
Explored preschoolers' inferences about language and group membership. Found preschoolers believe minorities and people with unfamiliar clothing/dwellings are more likely to speak a foreign language; do not map social group differences to language for all categories; do not derive inferences from intelligibility; and identify common property in both broad social kinds and distinct languages. (EV)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A