Object Similarity Bootstraps Young Children to Action-Based Verb Extension

Etsuko Haryu, Mutsumi Imai, Hiroyuki Okada

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Young children often fail to generalize a novel verb based on sameness of action since they have difficulty focusing on the relational similarity across events while at the same time ignoring the objects that are involved. Study 1, with Japanese-speaking 3- and 4-year-olds (N=28 in each group), found that similarity of objects involved in action events plays a scaffolding role in children's extraction of relational similarity across events when they extend a verb. Study 2, with 4-year-olds (N=47), further showed that repeated experience of action-based verb extension supported by object similarity leads children to be better able to extend a novel verb based on sameness of action, even without support from object similarity.

元の言語English
ページ(範囲)674-686
ページ数13
ジャーナルChild Development
82
発行部数2
DOI
出版物ステータスPublished - 2011 3 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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