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ERIC Number: EJ651055
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
Preschoolers Are Sensitive to the Speaker's Knowledge When Learning Proper Names.
Birch, Susan A. J.; Bloom, Paul
Child Development, v73 n2 p434-44 Mar-Apr 2002
Two experiments examined young children's use of the familiarity principle when learning language. Found that even 2-year-olds successfully identified the referent of a proper name as the individual with whom the speaker was familiar. However, only 5-year-olds reliably succeeded at determining the individual with whom the speaker was familiar based on the speaker's knowledge of an individual's proper name. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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