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ERIC Number: EJ663348
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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ISSN: ISSN-0012-1649
Object Names and Object Functions Serve as Cues to Categories for Infants.
Booth, Amy E.; Waxman, Sandra
Developmental Psychology, v38 n6 p948-57 Nov 2002
Two studies examined whether object names and functions act as cues to categories for infants. Findings indicated that both 14- and 18-month-olds were more likely to select the category match after being shown a novel category exemplar with its function than when given no additional cues. Only at 18 months did naming the objects enhance categorization. Naming facilitated 14-month-olds' categorization when enhanced with hints regarding the objects' core meaning. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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