ERIC Number: EJ566355
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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The Prevalence and the Weakness of an Early Name Mapping Preference.
Evey, Julie A.; Merriman, William E.
Journal of Child Language, v25 n1 p121-47 Feb 1998
While children aged 1;10 and 2;1 show only a modest rate of mapping novel nouns onto unfamiliar rather than familiar objects, children aged 1;4 and 1;8 show a high rate. Two studies with young 2-year olds found the noun-mapping preference prevalent, but unless initial choices are strongly reinforced, increase in salience of familiar kinds lures some into error. A third study provided support. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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