ERIC Number: EJ613573
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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The Role of Comparison in the Extension of Novel Adjectives.
Waxman, Sandra R.; Klibanoff, Raquel S.
Developmental Psychology, v36 n5 p571-81 Sep 2000
Examined the role of the psychological process of comparison in young children's ability to extend a novel adjective to other objects sharing a salient property whether objects are of the same or different basic-level categories. Found that comparison operates in conjunction with naming to support extension of novel adjectives to properties of objects from diverse basic-level categories. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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