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Contextual repetition facilitates word learning via fast mapping

Axelsson, Emma; Horst, Jessica


The current study explores whether contextual repetition during fast mapping facilitates word learning. Three-year-old children completed fast mapping and test trials using a touchscreen computer. For half of the children, the non-targets (competitors) repeated across learning trials and for other children there was no repetition. All children received the same test trials. Children who experienced contextual repetition, that is, children for whom the competitors repeated during the initial...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Acta Psychologica
DOI: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2014.08.002


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