ERIC Number: EJ602205
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Acquisition of Mental State Language in Mandarin- and Cantonese-Speaking Children.
Tardif, Twila; Wellman, Henry M.
Developmental Psychology, v36 n1 p25-43 Jan 2000
Mental state language was examined in Mandarin- speaking and Cantonese-speaking toddlers. Results suggested that theory-of-mind development was similar to that in English, with early use of desire terms followed by other mental state references. Much earlier emergence of desire terms and infrequent use of thinking terms suggests cultural variations in timing of beginning and end points in children's theory-of-mind development. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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