Understanding spatial relations: flexible infants, lexical adults.

@article{McDonough2003UnderstandingSR,
  title={Understanding spatial relations: flexible infants, lexical adults.},
  author={Laraine McDonough and Soonja Choi and Jean M. Mandler},
  journal={Cognitive psychology},
  year={2003},
  volume={46 3},
  pages={229-59}
}
Concepts of containment, support, and degree of fit were investigated using nonverbal, preferential-looking tasks with 9- to 14-month-old infants and adults who were fluent in either English or Korean. Two contrasts were tested: tight containment vs. loose support (grammaticized as 'in' and 'on' in English by spatial prepositions and 'kkita' and 'nohta' in Korean by spatial verbs) and tight containment vs. loose containment (both grammaticized as 'in' in English but separately as 'kkita' and… CONTINUE READING

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