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Tracking the associative boost in infancy

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Do words that are both associatively and taxonomically related prime each other in the infant mental lexicon? We explore the impact of these semantic relations in the emerging lexicon. Using the head-turn preference procedure, we show that 18-month-old infants have begun to construct a semantic network of associatively and taxonomically related words, such as dog-cat or apple-cheese. We demonstrate that priming between words is longer-lasting when the relationship is both taxonomic and associ...

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10.1111/infa.12502

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Oxford college:
St Hugh's College
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-0216-7480
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
Infancy More from this journal
Volume:
27
Issue:
6
Pages:
1179-1196
Publication date:
2022-09-06
Acceptance date:
2022-08-24
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EISSN:
1532-7078
ISSN:
1525-0008
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1276310
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pubs:1276310
Deposit date:
2022-08-27

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