ERIC Number: EJ566351
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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Generic Noun-Phrases in Mother-Child Conversations.
Pappas, Athina; Gelman, Susan A.
Journal of Child Language, v25 n1 p19-33 Feb 1998
This study investigated the use of generic noun phrases by preschool children and their mothers. Results indicate striking differences in the way generics and non-generics are distributed in the speech of both groups, suggesting generic noun phrases differ in their semantics and conceptual organization from non-generics and may reflect children's early developing notion of "kinds." (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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