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dc.contributor.authorSnape, Simon
dc.contributor.authorKrott, Andrea
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-18T12:18:48Z
dc.date.available2021-03-18T12:18:48Z
dc.identifierhttps://chesterrep.openrepository.com/bitstream/handle/10034/624361/The%20challenge%20of%20relational%20referents_for%20ChesterRep.pdf?sequence=1
dc.identifier.citationSnape, S. & Krott, A. (2021). The challenge of relational referents in early word extensions: Evidence from noun-noun compounds. Journal of Child Language, 1-33.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/624361
dc.description.abstractYoung children struggle more with mapping novel words onto relational referents (e.g., verbs) compared to non-relational referents (e.g., nouns). We present further evidence for this notion by investigating children’s extensions of noun-noun compounds, which map onto combinations of non-relational referents, i.e. objects (e.g., baby and bottle for baby bottle), and relations (e.g., a bottle FOR babies). We tested two- to five-year-olds’ and adults’ generalisations of novel compounds composed of novel (e.g., kig donka) or familiar (e.g., star hat) nouns that were combined by one of two relations (e.g., donka that has a kig attached (=attachment relation) versus donka that stores a kig (=function relation)). Participants chose between a relational (shared relation) and a non-relational (same colour) match. Results showed a developmental shift from encoding non-relational aspects (colour) towards relations of compound referents, supporting the challenge of relational word referents. Also, attachment relations were more frequently encoded than function relations.en_US
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-child-language/article/abs/challenge-of-relational-referents-in-early-word-extensions-evidence-from-nounnoun-compounds/25761EDE94FF75338EFA13EDCDB0F48Een_US
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en_US
dc.subjectNoun-noun compoundsen_US
dc.subjectCompound-nounsen_US
dc.subjectRelational word referentsen_US
dc.subjectRelational shiften_US
dc.titleThe challenge of relational referents in early word extensions: Evidence from noun-noun compoundsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1469-7602en_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chester; University of Birminghamen_US
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Child Languageen_US
or.grant.openaccessNoen_US
rioxxterms.funderUnfundeden_US
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUnfundeden_US
rioxxterms.versionAMen_US
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1017/S0305000920000793en_US
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2221-02-15
dcterms.dateAccepted2020-12-06
rioxxterms.publicationdate2021-02-15
dc.date.deposited2021-03-18en_US
dc.indentifier.issn0305-0009en_US


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