Determining that a label is kind-referring: factors that influence children's and adults' novel word extensions.

Abstract

The present studies examined factors that influence children's and adults' interpretation of a novel word. Four factors are hypothesized to emphasize that a label refers to a richly structured category (also known as a 'kind'): generic language, internal property attributions, familiar kind labels and absence of a target photograph. In Study 1, for college… (More)
DOI: 10.1017/S0305000909990134

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