Words are invitations to learn about categories

Sandra Waxman, William Thompson

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Evidence from language acquisition suggests that words are powerful mechanisms in the acquisition of substance concepts. Infants initially approach language with the general expectation that words refer to real kinds, regardless of grammatical cues to the contrary.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)88-88
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
StatePublished - 1998


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