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ERIC Number: EJ552803
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
The Linguistic Mass/Count Distinction as an Indicator of Referent Categorization in Monolingual and Bilingual Children.
Gathercole, Virginia C. Mueller
Child Development, v68 n5 p832-42 Oct 1997
Examined acquisition of the mass/count distinction in English. Results indicated that at 7 years bilinguals did not infer from the linguistic context whether new nouns referred to objects or a substance. By 9 years, bilinguals who were strong in English responded similarly to monolingual peers, but bilinguals with lower English abilities still lagged behind monolingual peers. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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