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ERIC Number: EJ834750
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1524-8372
Two-Year-Olds' Appreciation of the Shared Nature of Novel Object Labels
Henderson, Annette M. E.; Graham, Susan A.
Journal of Cognition and Development, v6 n3 p381-402 Jul 2005
Two-year-olds' appreciation of the shared nature of object labels versus object preferences was examined in 2 studies. A total of 128 24- to 27-month-olds played a finding game with an experimenter during which they were taught a piece of information about a target object in a nonostensive learning context. In Experiment 1, children were presented with a cue signaling the referent of a novel label. In Experiment 2, children were presented with a cue signaling the experimenter's preference for a particular object. Results indicate children appreciate that knowledge of an object's label is shared between 2 different individuals, but object preferences are not. (Contains 1 figure, 2 tables and 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A