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ERIC Number: EJ552802
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
"Ser" Helps Spanish Speakers Identify "Real" Properties.
Sera, Maria D.; Bales, Diane W.; del Castillo Pintado, Javier
Child Development, v68 n5 p820-31 Oct 1997
Three experiments examined effects of language on developing knowledge of distinction between real and apparent properties. Found that when Spanish verbs for "to be" -- "Ser" and "Estar" -- were substituted for "is,""Ser" gave the Spanish-speaking and bilingual speakers a unique advantage in distinguishing real and apparent properties because it cannot easily be instantiated in English. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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