ERIC Number: EJ588461
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Specifying the Scope of 13-Month-Olds' Expectations for Novel Words.
Waxman, Sandra R.
Cognition, v70 n3 pB35-B50 Apr 1 1999
This study examined how novel words foster the formation of object categories for 12- to 13-month olds. Results indicated that by 12 to 13 months, infants have begun to distinguish between novel words presented as count nouns versus adjectives in fluent, infant-directed speech, and that infants' expectations for novel words accord with this emerging sensitivity. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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