Orienting to third-party conversations.

@article{MartnezSussmann2011OrientingTT,
  title={Orienting to third-party conversations.},
  author={Carmen Mart{\'i}nez-Sussmann and Nameera Akhtar and Gil Diesendruck and L. M. Markson},
  journal={Journal of child language},
  year={2011},
  volume={38 2},
  pages={273-96}
}
Children as young as two years of age are able to learn novel object labels through overhearing, even when distracted by an attractive toy (Akhtar, 2005). The present studies varied the information provided about novel objects and examined which elements (i.e. novel versus neutral information and labels versus facts) toddlers chose to monitor, and what type of information they were more likely to learn. In Study 1, participants learned only the novel label and the novel fact containing a novel… CONTINUE READING

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