ERIC Number: EJ639791
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Early Noun Lexicons in English and Japanese.
Yoshida, Hanako; Smith, Linda B.
Cognition, v82 n2 pB63-B74 Dec 2001
Two experiments examined differences in the early noun learning of English- and Japanese-speaking children. Found that English-speaking children's vocabularies were heavily lopsided with many more object than animal names, whereas Japanese-speaking children's vocabularies were more evenly balanced. Results suggested that early learners of English but not Japanese overgeneralize what they know about object categories to animal categories. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Japan