The First Slow Step: Differential Effects of Object and Word-Form Familiarization on Retention of Fast-Mapped Words.

@article{Kucker2012TheFS,
  title={The First Slow Step: Differential Effects of Object and Word-Form Familiarization on Retention of Fast-Mapped Words.},
  author={Sarah Kucker and Larissa K. Samuelson},
  journal={Infancy : the official journal of the International Society on Infant Studies},
  year={2012},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={295-323}
}
Recent research demonstrated that although twenty-four month-old infants do well on the initial pairing of a novel word and novel object in fast-mapping tasks, they are unable to retain the mapping after a five-minute delay. The current study examines the role of familiarity with the objects and words on infants' ability to bridge between the initial fast mapping of a name and object, and later retention in the service of slow mapping. Twenty-four-month-old infants were familiarized with either… CONTINUE READING

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