Is a picture worth a thousand words? Preference for auditory modality in young children.

@article{Sloutsky2003IsAP,
  title={Is a picture worth a thousand words? Preference for auditory modality in young children.},
  author={Vladimir M. Sloutsky and Amanda C. Napolitano},
  journal={Child development},
  year={2003},
  volume={74 3},
  pages={822-33}
}
Linguistic labels play an important role in young children's conceptual organization: When 2 entities share a label, people expect these entities to share many other properties. Two classes of explanations of the importance of labels seem plausible: a language-specific and a general auditory explanation. The general auditory explanation argues that the importance of labels stems from a privileged processing status of auditory input (as compared with visual input) for young children. This… CONTINUE READING

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