ERIC Number: EJ894440
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
What Factors Shape "by" Ratings in Relation to Landmarks?
Hund, Alycia M.
Journal of Cognition and Development, v11 n3 p374-389 2010
Two experiments investigated how absolute and relative distance shape adults' and young children's ratings concerning the extent to which the term "by" describes the relation between locations. Three- and 4-year-old children and adults were asked to rate how well the word "by" described the relation between several blocks and a landmark. The blocks were arranged so that their absolute and relative distances from the landmark varied. All ages relied on absolute and relative distance between the blocks and the landmark when making "by" ratings; however, older children and adults showed more differentiated responses. These findings add to our growing understanding of how adults and young children use relative distance to understand the proximity term "by." (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)
Descriptors: Young Children, Adults, Toys, Task Analysis, Proximity, Age Differences, Responses, Form Classes (Languages), Schemata (Cognition), Statistical Analysis
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