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ERIC Number: EJ621977
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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ISSN: ISSN-0010-0277
Are There Principles that Apply Only to the Acquisition of Words? A Reply to Waxman and Booth.
Bloom, Paul; Markson, Lori
Cognition, v78 n1 p89-90 Jan 2001
Notes young children's fast mapping ability for word and fact learning. Finds children's extension of a new word to novel objects from same category but lack of extension for new facts, as replicated by Waxman and Booth, unsurprising. Poses more interesting question: is word learning done solely through more general cognitive systems or through principles special to word learning? (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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