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Feiman, Roman; Mody, Shilpa; Sanborn, Sophia; Carey, Susan – Language Learning and Development, 2017
For adults, "no" and "not" change the truth-value of sentences they compose with. To investigate children's emerging understanding of these words, an experimenter hid a ball in a bucket or a truck, then gave an affirmative or negative clue (Experiment 1: "It's not in the bucket"; Experiment 2: "Is it in the…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Language Acquisition, Task Analysis, Cues
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Lakusta, Laura; Carey, Susan – Language Learning and Development, 2015
Across languages and event types (i.e., agentive and nonagentive motion, transfer, change of state, attach/detach), goal paths are privileged over source paths in the linguistic encoding of events. Furthermore, some linguistic analyses suggest that goal paths are more central than source paths in the semantic and syntactic structure of motion…
Descriptors: Infants, Motion, Goal Orientation, Semantics