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ERIC Number: EJ639730
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
Learning Proper Nouns and Common Nouns without Clues from Syntax.
Imai, Mutsumi; Haryu, Etsuko
Child Development, v72 n3 p787-802 May-Jun 2001
Examined how Japanese 2- and 4-year-olds assigned meaning to novel nouns associated with familiar and unfamiliar animals and inanimate objects. Found that in the absence of useful information from syntax, the 2-year-olds were able to fast map a noun to its meaning by elegantly coordinating word-learning biases and other available sources of information. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan