The power of well-connected arguments: early sensitivity to the connective because.

@article{Bernard2012ThePO,
  title={The power of well-connected arguments: early sensitivity to the connective because.},
  author={St{\'e}phane Bernard and Hugo Mercier and Fabrice Cl{\'e}ment},
  journal={Journal of experimental child psychology},
  year={2012},
  volume={111 1},
  pages={128-35}
}
Connectives, such as because, are routinely used by parents when addressing their children, yet we do not know to what extent children are sensitive to their use. Given children's early developing abilities to evaluate testimony and produce arguments containing connectives, it was hypothesized that young children would show an appropriate reaction to the… CONTINUE READING

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