ERIC Number: EJ590118
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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When Does an Ostrich Become a Bird? The Role of Typicality in Early Word Comprehension.
Meints, Kerstin; Plunkett, Kim; Harris, Paul L.
Developmental Psychology, v35 n4 p1072-78 Jul 1999
Two experiments used the preferential looking task to assess early word comprehension in 12- to 24-month olds. Results indicated that when target stimuli were named, 12-month olds displayed an increase in target looking for typical--but not atypical--targets, whereas 18- and 24-month olds displayed increases for both. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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