Mutual exclusivity and phonological novelty constrain word learning at 16 months.

@article{Mather2011MutualEA,
  title={Mutual exclusivity and phonological novelty constrain word learning at 16 months.},
  author={Emily Mather and Kim Plunkett},
  journal={Journal of child language},
  year={2011},
  volume={38 5},
  pages={
          933-50
        }
}
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 is commonly known as the 'mutual exclusivity' response (Markman, 1989; 1990). However, evidence for mutual exclusivity does not imply that the infant has associated a novel label with a novel object. We used an intermodal preferential looking task to investigate whether infants aged 1 ; 4 could use mutual… CONTINUE READING
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