How children block learning from ignorant speakers.

  title={How children block learning from ignorant speakers.},
  author={Mark A. Sabbagh and Dana Shafman},
  volume={112 3},
Preschool children typically do not learn words from ignorant or unreliable speakers. Here, we examined the mechanism by which these learning failures occur by modifying the comprehension test procedure that measures word learning. Following lexical training by a knowledgeable or ignorant speaker, 48 preschool-aged children were asked either a standard comprehension test question (i.e., "Which one is the blicket") or a question about the labeling episode (i.e., "Which one did I say is the… CONTINUE READING