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Mutual exclusivity and phonological novelty constrain word learning at 16 months.

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Studies report that infants as young as 1 ; 3 to 1 ; 5 will seek out a novel object in response to hearing a novel label (e.g. Halberda, 2003; Markman, Wasow and Hansen, 2003). This behaviour is commonly known as the 'mutual exclusivity' response (Markman, 1989; 1990). However, evidence for mutual exclusivity does not imply that the infant has associated a novel label with a novel object. We used an intermodal preferential looking task to investigate whether infants aged 1 ; 4 could use mutua...

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10.1017/s0305000910000401

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Journal:
Journal of child language
Volume:
38
Issue:
5
Pages:
933-950
Publication date:
2011-11-05
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EISSN:
1469-7602
ISSN:
0305-0009
URN:
uuid:093b14b5-b5cf-48c6-8f1d-e33920ac6393
Source identifiers:
97264
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pubs:97264

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