ERIC Number: EJ621979
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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When Children Are More Logical than Adults: Experimental Investigations of Scalar Implicature.
Noveck, Ira A.
Cognition, v78 n2 p165-88 Feb 2001
Three experiments examined understanding of scalar implicature, specifically understanding that use of a term (e.g., some) indicates the speaker had reasons not to use a more informative term (e.g., all). Results reveal consistent ordering in which representations of weak scalar terms tend to be treated logically by young competent participants and more pragmatically by older ones. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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