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Preschoolers use nonverbal cues to identify reliable informants in word learning
(Vanderbilt University, 2011-04-06)
The present study investigates 4-year-old children’s ability to use speakers’ pragmatic competence as an indicator of whom to learn from. In this study, pragmatic competence is measured as the speaker’s ability to adhere ...
Do context cues help preschoolers learn words by differentiating between reliable and unreliable informants?
(Vanderbilt University, 2011-04-29)
The present study investigates if 4-year-old children use people’s pragmatic competence as a standard for learning from them. In this study we define a person’s pragmatic competence by their ability to adhere to the Gricean ...
Children's and Adults' Use of Conversation Cues When Selecting Sources of Information
(Vanderbilt University, 2009)
Word learning may be best characterized by the ability to recruit information from social others. One question, then, is how children decide to learn words from one person versus another. The present study investigates the ...