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Learning Words Over Time: The Role of Stimulus Repetition in Mutual Exclusivity.
During the second year of life, infants develop a preference to attach novel labels to novel objects. This behavior is commonly known as "mutual exclusivity" (Markman, 1989). In an intermodalExpand
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Novel labels support 10-month-olds' attention to novel objects.
What is the source of the mutual exclusivity bias whereby infants map novel labels onto novel objects? In an intermodal preferential looking task, we found that novel labels support 10-month-olds'Expand
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Discrepancy between parental reports of infants' receptive vocabulary and infants' behaviour in a preferential looking task*
ABSTRACT Two experiments are described which explore the relationship between parental reports of infants' receptive vocabularies at 1 ; 6 (Experiment 1a) or 1 ; 3, 1 ; 6 and 1 ; 9 (Experiment 1b)Expand
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Mutual exclusivity and phonological novelty constrain word learning at 16 months.
Studies report that infants as young as 1 ; 3 to 1 ; 5 will seek out a novel object in response to hearing a novel label (e.g. Halberda, 2003; Markman, Wasow & Hansen, 2003). This behaviour isExpand
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Priming by relational integration in perceptual identification and Stroop colour naming.
Integrative priming is the facilitated recognition of a target word following a prime word with which it can be combined to produce a sub-type of the target (e.g., a lake bird is a type of bird).Expand
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Same items, different order: Effects of temporal variability on infant categorization
How does variability between members of a category influence infants' category learning? We explore the impact of the order in which different items are sampled on category formation. Two groups ofExpand
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The Role of Novelty in Early Word Learning
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A novelty-based mechanism implements the mutual exclusivity bias to map novel labels to objects without names in 22-month-olds. Expand
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The impact of novel labels on visual processing during infancy.
The impact of novel labels on visual processing was investigated across two experiments with infants aged between 9 and 21 months. Infants viewed pairs of images across a series of preferentialExpand
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Parallels Between Action-Object Mapping and Word-Object Mapping in Young Children
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We investigate the extent to which various aspects of word learning extend to the mapping of actions to objects. Expand
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Bootstrapping the early lexicon: how do children use old knowledge to create new meanings?
  • E. Mather
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Front. Psychol.
  • 4 March 2013
Compared to other aspects of language development, such as acquiring grammar, we perhaps take for granted the complexity of building a lexicon. More than 50 years ago the philosopher W.V.O. QuineExpand
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