ERIC Number: EJ566350
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
Pragmatics Directions and Children's Word Learning.
Clark, Eve V.; Grossman, James B.
Journal of Child Language, v25 n1 p1-18 Feb 1998
This study tested the hypothesis that children as young as two years use what adults tell them about meaning relations when making inferences about new words. Subjects (n=18) learned two new terms, with instructions to treat one term as superordinate to the other or replace one with the other, and with no instructions. Children used both kinds of pragmatic directions. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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