Seeing Pink Elephants: Fourteen-Month-Olds' Interpretations of Novel Nouns and Adjectives

  title={Seeing Pink Elephants: Fourteen-Month-Olds' Interpretations of Novel Nouns and Adjectives},
  author={Sandra R. Waxman and Amy E Booth},
  journal={Cognitive Psychology},
Words from different grammatical categories (e.g., nouns and adjectives) highlight different aspects of the same objects (e.g., object categories and object properties). Two experiments examine the acquisition of this phenomenon in 14-month-olds, asking whether infants can construe the very same set of objects (e.g., four purple animals) either as members of an object category (e.g., animals) or as embodying a salient object property (e.g., four purple things) and whether naming (with either… 

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