Object names and object functions serve as cues to categories for infants.

@article{Booth2002ObjectNA,
  title={Object names and object functions serve as cues to categories for infants.},
  author={Amy E Booth and Sandra R. Waxman},
  journal={Developmental psychology},
  year={2002},
  volume={38 6},
  pages={
          948-57
        }
}
Can object names and functions act as cues to categories for infants? In Study 1, 14- and 18-month-old infants were shown novel category exemplars along with a function, a name, or no cues. Infants were then asked to "find another one," choosing between 2 novel objects (1 from the familiar category and the other not). Infants at both ages were more likely to select the category match in the function than in the no-cue condition. However, only at 18 months did naming the objects enhance… 

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