ERIC Number: EJ647702
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Toddlers' Attention to Intentions-in-Action in Learning Novel Action Words.
Poulin-Dubois, Diane; Forbes, James N.
Developmental Psychology, v38 n1 p104-14 Jan 2002
Two experiments examined toddlers' ability to use cues to infer meaning of novel action words. Toddlers were taught labels for similar or dissimilar pairs of videotaped actions, with behavioral cues or eye gaze related to agents' intentions distinguishing similar events. Results showed that in year 2, children begin to consider intentions-in-action when acquiring meaning of novel verbs. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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