Limitations on reliability: regularity rules in the English plural and past tense.

@article{Jaswal2008LimitationsOR,
  title={Limitations on reliability: regularity rules in the English plural and past tense.},
  author={Vikram K. Jaswal and David A McKercher and Mieke Vanderborght},
  journal={Child development},
  year={2008},
  volume={79 3},
  pages={750-60}
}
Two studies investigated 3- to 5-year-olds' trust in a reliable informant when judging novel labels and novel plural and past tense forms. In Study 1, children (N = 24) endorsed the names of new objects given by an informant who had earlier labeled familiar objects correctly over the names given by an informant who had labeled the same objects incorrectly. In Study 2, children (N = 24) endorsed novel names given by an informant who had earlier expressed the plural of familiar nouns correctly… CONTINUE READING

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