Toddlers Use the Number Feature in Determiners During Online Noun Comprehension
Child Development, 08/20/2012
Robertson EK et al. – This study investigated whether toddlers understand the number feature of determiners and use it for noun comprehension. French offers an ideal “test case” as number is phonetically marked in determiners but not in nouns. Twenty French–learning 24–month–olds completed a split–screen experiment. Looking times to target pictures were measured under 3 trial types varying in the degree to which the determiner matched the number displayed in the object(s).