ERIC Number: EJ645851
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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How Much Does a Shared Name Make Things Similar? Linguistic Labels, Similarity, and the Development of Inductive Inference.
Sloutsky, Vladimir M.; Lo, Ya-Fen; Fisher, Anna V.
Child Development, v72 n6 p1695-1709 Nov-Dec 2001
Two experiments tested a model of young children's induction that specified contributions of linguistic labels and perceptual similarity to children's induction. Results support model predictions and point to a developmental shift, from treating linguistic labels as an attribute contributing to similarity to treating them as markers of a common category, which appears to occur between 8 and 11 years. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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