When children hear an unfamiliar word in a familiar and highly structured situation, they likely form an idea of the word's meaning and how that word might fit into their existing repertoire. This phenomenon has been termed:
Nori is watching her mother cook breakfast. On the counter is a spoon and a whisk. Although Nori has never heard the label "whisk" before, she hands her mother the correct tool when her mother asks her to pass the whisk. This is an example of:
What is the likely next line in the following conversation between a middle-class U.S. mother and her preschool child in an attempt to correct erroneous grammar? Mother: "What did you do at school today?"
That children begin to use certain words (e.g., "gone") at the time they begin to solve certain associated problems (e.g., object permanence) is used as the main support for which aspect of language acquisition?