On the Comprehension of Lexical Ambiguity by Young Children: Investigations into the Development of Mental Modularity

  • David Swinney
  • Penny Prather
Part of the Cognitive Science book series (COGNITIVE SCIEN)


The fundamental questions concerning the human language faculty have traditionally been cast as involving at least: (1) the determination of the general nature of that faculty, (2) an understanding of how that faculty develops, and (3) the determination of innate and learned characteristics of that faculty (see, e.g., Chomsky, 1986). These questions, in fact, represent fundamental issues in the study of all domains of cognitive performance, language or otherwise.


Target Word Lexical Decision Lexical Access Ambiguous Word Control Word 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1989

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  • David Swinney
  • Penny Prather

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