ERIC Number: EJ593691
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Children's Understanding That Utterances Emanate from Minds: Using Speaker Belief To Aid Interpretation.
Mitchell, Peter; Robinson, Elizabeth J.; Thompson, Doreen E.
Cognition, v72 n1 p45-66 Aug 25 1999
Three experiments examined 3- to 6-year olds' ability to use a speaker's utterance based on false belief to identify which of several referents was intended. Found that many 4- to 5-year olds performed correctly only when it was unnecessary to consider the speaker's belief. When the speaker gave an ambiguous utterance, many 3- to 6-year olds successfully used the information. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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