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Three-year-old Korean Children’s Visual Perspective Taking Ability and Word Learning

  • THE KOREAN JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
  • 2012, 25(2), pp.151-163
  • Publisher : The Korean Society For Developmental Psychology
  • Research Area : Social Science > Psychological Science

전영미 1 Hyun Joo SONG 1

1연세대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

This study examined whether 3-year-old Korean children are sensitive to speakers' visual perspectives when learning new words. Two novel objects were placed on the apparatus floor. Only one object was visible to the experimenter because one object was behind an opaque occluder, whereas the child could see both. The experimenter uttered a sentence including a novel word(e.g., modi) - “Where’s the OO?”(‘where’ trials) or “Here’s the OO!”(‘here’ trials). Then she asked child to give her the referent of the novel word, by asking “Can you give me the OO?" Children chose the object which was hidden from the experimenter in the 'where' trials but they did not do so in the 'here' trials. The results suggest that 3-year-old children can take other people’s visual perspectives and linguistic context appropriately when learning new words.

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