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Turning frogs into princes: can children make inferences from fairy tales?

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Background This study investigates children's ability to generate inferences from narratives containing counterfactual information. Methods 39 typically developing readers (mean age 10; 05) completed an on-line task in which they were asked to read short passages, followed by sentences which they had to judge as true or false. The sentences pertained to either a causal inference or a static inference that could have been made during the reading of the passage. The passages and corresponding s...

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10.1007/s11145-008-9147-5

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Journal:
READING AND WRITING
Volume:
23
Issue:
1
Pages:
19-29
Publication date:
2010-01-05
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EISSN:
1573-0905
ISSN:
0922-4777
URN:
uuid:2e77711d-59f7-49f2-bae6-8ed818e0cdcc
Source identifiers:
379080
Local pid:
pubs:379080

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