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ERIC Number: EJ607007
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
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ISSN: ISSN-0272-930X
A Developmental Lexical Bias in the Interpretation of Discrepant Messages.
Friend, Margaret; Bryant, Judith Becker
Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, v46 n2 p342-69 Apr 2000
Four experiments examined children's interpretations of lexical and vocal cues to speaker affect and the developmental trajectory of their interpretations of discrepancy. Findings indicate that the affective interpretations of 7- to 10-year-olds reflected a weighted- averaging strategy favoring the affect conveyed lexically. Both 4- and 7-year-olds used a weighted-averaging strategy favoring lexical content, and 10-year-olds used a strategy favoring paralanguage. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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