Publications (2)1.26 Total impact
Merrill-Palmer Quarterly 01/2000; 46(3):417-440. · 1.26 Impact Factor
Article: Infants’ responses to objects representing levels of word knowledge and categorical information[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: The effects of differing levels of word knowledge on infants’ sequential touching behaviors were investigated in two studies. In both, parent report was used to assess three levels of word knowledge: known, frontier, and unknown. In the first study, 14-month-old infants sequentially touched objects consistent with parents’ reports of their word knowledge. In the second study, 20-month-old infants sequentially touched objects by both conceptual category and reported level of word knowledge. It appears that even infants, like adults, can make distinctions among objects on the basis of their knowledge about the objects’ labels.Infant Behavior and Development. 22(4):511-526.