ERIC Number: EJ611898
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Basic Level Object Categories Support the Acquisition of Novel Adjectives: Evidence from Preschool-Aged Children.
Klibanoff, Raquel S.; Waxman, Sandra R.
Child Development, v71 n3 p649-59 May-Jun 2000
Examined preschoolers' ability to map novel adjectives to object properties in two experiments. Found that 4-year-olds could extend novel adjectives from target to matching test object whether objects were drawn from same, or different, basic level categories. If 3-year-olds' first extended a novel adjective to objects in the same basic level category, they could subsequently extend it more broadly. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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