What is a Word

  title={What is a Word},
  author={Ioanna Papandropoulou and H. Sinclair},
  journal={Human Development},
Language is a means of expressing knowledge and at the same time an object of knowledge. How do children, in addition to using Ianguage, acquire the capacity to think about language? The authors postulate that this ‘metalinguistic competence’ develops along with general cognitive structuration as described by Piaget. The present research concerns the concept of ‘the word’, experimentally studied with children aged 4–10 years. It shows a slow development of this concept from an initial… Expand
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