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Colour word and colour category learning in infants and toddlers

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This thesis examines how and when infants learn colour words, and how the knowledge of colour words affects their comprehension of colour categories. Over the course of seven experimental chapters, the ability of infants and toddlers to learn colour words, use colour words to process colours, and the role that colour words play in learning to perceive colour are all assessed. Chapters 2 and 3 assess claims that colour words are learned late using parental report and eye-tracking methods,...

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Experimental Psychology
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Samuel Henry Forbes
Type of award:
DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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