She called that thing a mido, but should you call it a mido too? Linguistic experience influences infants’ expectations of conventionality

@inproceedings{Henderson2015SheCT,
  title={She called that thing a mido, but should you call it a mido too? Linguistic experience influences infants’ expectations of conventionality},
  author={Annette M. E. Henderson and Jessica C. Scott},
  booktitle={Front. Psychol.},
  year={2015}
}
Words are powerful communicative tools because of conventionality-their meanings are shared among same language users. Although evidence demonstrates that an understanding of conventionality is present early in life, this work has focused on infants being raised in English-speaking monolingual environments. As such, little is known about the role that experience in multilingual environments plays in the development of an understanding of conventionality. We addressed this gap with 13-month-old… CONTINUE READING
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