What does it mean to 'live' and 'die'? A cross-linguistic analysis of parent-child conversations in English and Indonesian.

Abstract

Previous work on children's intuitive knowledge about the natural world has documented their difficulty in acquiring an overarching concept of biological life that includes plants as well as humans and non-human animals. It has also suggested that the acquisition of fundamental biological concepts like alive and die may be influenced by the language used to… (More)
DOI: 10.1348/026151010X490858

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