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ERIC Number: EJ554454
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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ISSN: ISSN-0010-0277
A Cross-Linguistic Study of Early Word Meaning: Universal Ontology and Linguistic Influence.
Imai, Mutsumi; Gentner, Dedre
Cognition, v62 n2 p169-200 Feb 1997
Investigated whether learning the distinction between substance names and object names is conceptually or linguistically driven, by repeating Soja et al.'s study with English- and Japanese-speaking children. (Japanese does not make the count-mass grammatical distinction proposed to contribute to learning the distinction.) Found evidence for universal use of ontological knowledge in early word learning, with some cross-linguistic differences. (EV)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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