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ERIC Number: EJ639753
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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ISSN: ISSN-0012-1649
Children's Avoidance of Lexical Overlap: A Pragmatic Account.
Diesendruck, Gil; Markson, Lori
Developmental Psychology, v37 n5 p630-41 Sep 2001
Tested in three studies a pragmatic explanation for children's tendency to choose an unfamiliar rather than familiar object when asked to find the referent of a novel name. Found that 3-year-olds responded to requests for referent of a novel label and a novel fact the same way. Shared knowledge between speaker and listener influenced children's interpretation of speaker's request. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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