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ERIC Number: EJ666689
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
Reorganizing the Lexicon by Learning a New Word: Japanese Children's Interpretation of the Meaning of a New Word for a Familiar Artifact.
Haryu, Etsuko; Imai, Mutsumi
Child Development, v73 n5 p1378-91 Sep-Oct 2002
Three studies investigated how 3-year-old Japanese children interpret the meaning of a new word associated with a familiar artifact. Findings suggest that children flexibly recruit clues from multiple sources, including shape information and function familiarity, but the clues are weighed in hierarchical order so children can determine the single most plausible solution in a given situation when different clues suggest different solutions. (JPB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan