ERIC Number: EJ641694
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Learning Words from Knowledgeable versus Ignorant Speakers: Links between Preschoolers' Theory of Mind and Semantic Development.
Sabbagh, Mark A.; Baldwin, Dare A.
Child Development, v72 n4 p1054-70 Jul-Aug 2001
Two studies addressed whether preschoolers consider speakers' knowledge states when establishing initial word-referent links. Children showed better learning from a speaker knowledgeable of novel words' referents than from an ignorant speaker. Four-year-olds, but not 3-year-olds, learned words better when speaker said the object was made by him/her than when the object was made by a friend. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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