ERIC Number: EJ641173
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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The Role of Animacy in Children's Understanding of "Move."
Gelman, Susan A.; Koenig, Melissa A.
Journal of Child Language, v28 n3 p683-701 Oct 2001
Examines whether children make use of the conceptual link between animacy and agency when interpreting the verb "move" in English. Hypothesized that, for inanimates, children would allow "move" to have a patient subject but not so for inanimates. Subjects were 3- and 4-year-olds and adults who viewed video clips of animals or inanimate objects being transported by a person. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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