ERIC Number: EJ639729
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Learning Proper and Common Names in Inferential versus Ostensive Contexts.
Jaswal, Vikram K.; Markman, Ellen M.
Child Development, v72 n3 p768-86 May-Jun 2001
Four studies compared preschoolers' fast mapping of new proper and common names following indirect exposures requiring inference with their learning new names following ostensive cues. Found that inferential learning of names and learning by direct instruction were largely equivalent: learning from a situation with clear joint references established by onstensive cues was no more robust than learning without cues. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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