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Implicit meaning in 18-month-old toddlers.

Abstract:

A substantial body of evidence demonstrates that infants understand the meaning of spoken words from as early as 6 months. Yet little is known about their ability to do so in the absence of any visual referent, which would offer diagnostic evidence for an adult-like, symbolic interpretation of words and their use in language mediated thought. We used the head-turn preference procedure to examine whether infants can generate implicit meanings from word forms alone as early as 18 months of age,...

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Publisher copy:
10.1111/desc.12164

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Journal:
Developmental science
Volume:
17
Issue:
6
Pages:
948-955
Publication date:
2014-11-05
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EISSN:
1467-7687
ISSN:
1363-755X
URN:
uuid:b3f17887-7d7a-48b5-8ab9-0f9b92d8b00f
Source identifiers:
457649
Local pid:
pubs:457649
Language:
English

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