ERIC Number: EJ635735
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Learning Words through Overhearing.
Akhtar, Nameera; Jipson, Jennifer; Callanan, Maureen A.
Child Development, v72 n2 p416-30 Mar-Apr 2001
Three studies examined 2-year-olds' ability to learn novel words when overhearing these words used by others. Found that children ages 2.5 years were equally good at learning novel object labels and action verbs when they were overhearers as when they were directly addressed. For younger 2-year-olds, this was true for object labels, but results were less clear for verbs. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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