ERIC Number: EJ595633
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Preschoolers' and Adults' Reliance on Object Shape and Object Function for Lexical Extension.
Graham, Susan A.; Williams, Lisa D.; Huber, Joelene F.
Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, v74 n2 p128-51 Oct 1999
Three experiments investigated the developmental progression of reliance on object function versus object shape to extend novel words among 3- and 5-year olds and adults. Findings indicated that children focused on shape, whereas adults focused on function when extending novel words, suggesting a developmental change in the consideration of these factors in lexical extension. (JPB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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