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Wilbourn, Makeba Parramore; Sims, Jacqueline Prince – Journal of Cognition and Development, 2013
In the early stages of word learning, children demonstrate considerable flexibility in the type of symbols they will accept as object labels. However, around the 2nd year, as children continue to gain language experience, they become focused on more conventional symbols (e.g., words) as opposed to less conventional symbols (e.g., gestures). During…
Descriptors: Generalization, Toddlers, Nonverbal Communication, Linguistic Input