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Cognitive Psychology 54 (2007) 99132 www.elsevier.com/locate/cogpsych
 

Summary: Cognitive Psychology 54 (2007) 99132
www.elsevier.com/locate/cogpsych
0010-0285/$ - see front matter 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
doi:10.1016/j.cogpsych.2006.05.001
Lexical competition in young children's
word learning
Daniel Swingley a,
, Richard N. Aslin b
a
Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, 3401 Walnut St. 302C, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
b
Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Meliora Hall, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627, USA
Accepted 17 May 2006
Available online 18 October 2006
Abstract
In two experiments, 1.5-year-olds were taught novel words whose sound patterns were phonologi-
cally similar to familiar words (novel neighbors) or were not (novel nonneighbors). Learning was
tested using a picture-Wxation task. In both experiments, children learned the novel nonneighbors but
not the novel neighbors. In addition, exposure to the novel neighbors impaired recognition perfor-
mance on familiar neighbors. Finally, children did not spontaneously use phonological diVerences to

  

Source: Aslin, Richard N. - Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester

 

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