ERIC Number: EJ609823
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Children's Understanding of Homonymy: Metalinguistic Awareness and False Belief.
Doherty, Martin J.
Journal of Child Language, v27 n2 p367-92 Jun 2000
Examines why children have difficulty with homonymy. Two experiments were conducted. Children, ages 3 and 4 years, had to select or judge another person's selection of a different object with the same name, avoiding identical objects and misnomers. Older children were successful, but younger children failed these tasks. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)