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ERIC Number: EJ917826
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-0305-0009
Orienting to Third-Party Conversations
Martinez-Sussmann, Carmen; Akhtar, Nameera; Diesendruck, Gil; Markson, Lori
Journal of Child Language, v38 n2 p273-296 Mar 2011
Children as young as two years of age are able to learn novel object labels through overhearing, even when distracted by an attractive toy (Akhtar, 2005). The present studies varied the information provided about novel objects and examined which elements (i.e. novel versus neutral information and labels versus facts) toddlers chose to monitor, and what type of information they were more likely to learn. In Study 1, participants learned only the novel label and the novel fact containing a novel label. In Study 2, only girls learned the novel label. Neither girls nor boys learned the novel fact. In both studies, analyses of children's gaze patterns suggest that children who learned the new information strategically oriented to the third-party conversation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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