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ERIC Number: EJ631046
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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ISSN: ISSN-0305-0009
Function as a Criterion for the Extension of New Words.
Gathercole, Virginia C. Mueller; Whitfield, Lisa Cramer
Journal of Child Language, v28 n1 p87-125 Feb 2001
Examined children's ability to draw on functional information to predict the similarity of function across exemplars and to extend new words from an initial exemplar to one of two others. The cognitive difficulties associated with judgments concerning material function are discussed in relation to additional factors that could lead children under age 9 to perform in a non-adult-like fashion in the extension of new names. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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