ERIC Number: EJ611915
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Preschoolers' Use of Form Class Cues in Word Learning.
Hall, D. Geoffrey; Quantz, Darryl H.; Persoage, Kelley A.
Developmental Psychology, v36 n4 p449-62 Jul 2000
Three experiments assessed the claim that preschoolers override form class cues in the interest of honoring word- meaning assumptions when acquiring new labels. Results demonstrated that children respected the form class cues when these cues and word-meaning assumptions suggested conflicting interpretations. It was suggested that past findings underestimated the robustness of form class cues as an information source for preschoolers. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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