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Novel labels support 10-month-olds' attention to novel objects.

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What is the source of the mutual exclusivity bias whereby infants map novel labels onto novel objects? In an intermodal preferential looking task, we found that novel labels support 10-month-olds' attention to a novel object over a familiar object. In contrast, familiar labels and a neutral phrase gradually reduced attention to a novel object. Markman (1989, 1990) argued that infants must recall the name of a familiar object to exclude it as the referent of a novel label. We argue that 10-mon...

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10.1016/j.jecp.2009.11.004

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Journal:
Journal of experimental child psychology
Volume:
105
Issue:
3
Pages:
232-242
Publication date:
2010-03-05
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EISSN:
1096-0457
ISSN:
0022-0965
URN:
uuid:2ac3128a-31bb-4e60-bb0f-3772b5aecdce
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21399
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pubs:21399

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