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Article: What Word Learners Do When Input Contradicts the Mutual Exclusivity Assumption

TitleWhat Word Learners Do When Input Contradicts the Mutual Exclusivity Assumption
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Issue Date1996
PublisherBlackwell Publishing, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/CDEV
Citation
Child Development, 1996, v. 67 n. 6, p. 3120-3134 How to Cite?
AbstractIn 4 studies, 3-to 5-year-olds heard 2 novel English labels each applied to the same novel object by a different adult. In all 4 studies, about half of the children accepted both labels, suggesting that hearing 2 labels applied to an object offers strong enough evidence for some to override mutual exclusivity. Nonetheless, about half of the children honored mutual exclusivity and hence accepted only 1 label; they also seemed to keep both labels in mind for at least a few minutes and settled on whichever label they re-encountered first. This strategy allows children to make an informed choice between 2 apparently equally good labels, without straining their limited memory capacities.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/132040
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2015 Impact Factor: 3.791
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 3.116
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dc.description.abstractIn 4 studies, 3-to 5-year-olds heard 2 novel English labels each applied to the same novel object by a different adult. In all 4 studies, about half of the children accepted both labels, suggesting that hearing 2 labels applied to an object offers strong enough evidence for some to override mutual exclusivity. Nonetheless, about half of the children honored mutual exclusivity and hence accepted only 1 label; they also seemed to keep both labels in mind for at least a few minutes and settled on whichever label they re-encountered first. This strategy allows children to make an informed choice between 2 apparently equally good labels, without straining their limited memory capacities.en_HK
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