ERIC Number: EJ586541
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Learning Color Words Involves Learning a System of Mappings.
Sandhofer, Catherine M.; Smith, Linda B.
Developmental Psychology, v35 n3 p668-79 May 1999
A longitudinal study examined the role of a mapping system in 2-year olds' learning of color and size words. Results indicated that the children acquired color maps in a characteristic order and showed a different acquisition pattern for size words. Results suggest that learning word associations may promote color-word acquisition; learning color words may promote selection attention to color. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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