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The Child as Informant: Eliciting Linguistic Intuitions from Young Children
Journal of Psycholinguistic Research (1990)
  • Dana McDaniel, University of Southern Maine
  • Helen Smith Cairns
Abstract
An interview technique was developed to elicit judgments from young children about the well-formedness & referential properties of sentences. Judgments are compared with act-out responses of a group of children aged 3:9-5:4 (N = 20). It is argued that judgment data are more revealing of children's grammars than are traditional performance tasks.
Keywords
  • Dyadic Interaction,
  • Judgment Tasks,
  • Child Language,
  • Sentence
Disciplines
Publication Date
1990
Publisher Statement
http://link.springer.com/journal/10936
Citation Information
Dana McDaniel and Helen Smith Cairns. "The Child as Informant: Eliciting Linguistic Intuitions from Young Children" Journal of Psycholinguistic Research Vol. 19 Iss. 5 (1990)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/dana_mcdaniel/34/