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ERIC Number: EJ654399
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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ISSN: ISSN-0012-1649
The Spanish "Ser/Estar" Distinction in Bilingual Children's Reasoning about Human Psychological Characteristics.
Heyman, Gail D.; Diesendruck, Gil
Developmental Psychology, v38 n3 p407-17 May 2002
Investigated bilingual 6- to 10-year-olds' reasoning about the stability of human psychological characteristics in relation to the obligatory distinction between the Spanish verb forms "ser" and "estar" and the corresponding English form "to be." Found that children treated "ser" and "to be" as more likely than "estar" to convey the stability of psychological characteristics. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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