Document Detail


Preverbal infants' attention to manner and path: foundations for learning relational terms.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23294263     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In the world, the manners and paths of motion events take place together, but in language, these features are expressed separately. How do infants learn to process motion events in linguistically appropriate ways? Forty-six English-learning 7- to 9-month-olds were habituated to a motion event in which a character performed both a manner and a path, and then tested on events that changed the manner, path, both, or neither. Infants detected each type of change, but only the girls showed evidence of processing manner and path as independent features. This gender difference provides clues about the universal development of manner and path concepts from more basic perceptual skills. Results have implications for how representations of linguistically relevant semantic elements develop conceptually.
Authors:
Rachel Pulverman; Lulu Song; Kathy Hirsh-Pasek; Shannon M Pruden; Roberta M Golinkoff
Related Documents :
3653493 - Lethal lung hypoplasia in infants after prolonged rupture of membranes.
15689923 - Sodium transport in airway epithelium correlates with lung compliance in healthy newbor...
8703263 - Predicting the duration of lactation: evidence from a national survey.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.     Date:  2013-01-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  Child development     Volume:  84     ISSN:  1467-8624     ISO Abbreviation:  Child Dev     Publication Date:    2013 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-28     Completed Date:  2013-07-03     Revised Date:  2014-01-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372725     Medline TA:  Child Dev     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  241-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
© 2013 The Authors. Child Development © 2013 Society for Research in Child Development, Inc.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Attention / physiology*
Discrimination Learning / physiology
Female
Fixation, Ocular / physiology
Humans
Infant
Male
Motion Perception / physiology*
Photic Stimulation
Semantics
Sex Characteristics
Vocabulary*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
P20 GM103653/GM/NIGMS NIH HHS; T32 HD007109/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; T32 HD007109/HD/NICHD NIH HHS
Comments/Corrections

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Heteroepitaxy of La(2)O(3) and La(2-x)Y(x)O(3) on GaAs (111)A by Atomic Layer Deposition: Achieving ...
Next Document:  Analyzing Health Organizations' Use of Twitter for Promoting Health Literacy.