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Spoken-word recognition in 2-year-olds: The tug of war between phonological and semantic activation

Chow, Janette; Aimola Davies, Anne; Plunkett, Kim


Previous studies demonstrate that while toddlers can match words with their referent before the age of one, they only begin to extract phonologically- and semantically related information from speech later in the second year. However, the order and manner in which this information is extracted remains unresolved. In two experiments, we adapted the adult four-picture Visual World Paradigm (VWP) (Huettig & McQueen, 2007) for toddler testing: toddlers hear a spoken word and see pictures that are...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Memory and Language
DOI: 10.1016/j.jml.2016.08.004


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