Young children's understanding of the cognitive verb forget
UNSPECIFIED. (1997) Young children's understanding of the cognitive verb forget. JOURNAL OF CHILD LANGUAGE, 24 (1). pp. 57-79. ISSN 0305-0009Full text not available from this repository.
Investigation of children's understanding of the cognitive verb forget has shown that young children do not consider the role of prior knowledge when using this verb. Thus, someone may be said to have forgotten a fact despite not ever having previously known it. However, forget can also be used to refer to a failure to recall a prior intention. Three experiments examined the role of prior intention as well as prior knowledge in the comprehension of forget by 160 young children aged four to eight years. The results showed that children initially have two. interpretations of forget: as an unfulfilled desire rather than a failure to recall a prior intention, and as a state of not knowing rather than a failure to recall prior knowledge. Explanations for the late comprehension of forget are discussed in terms of representation of knowledge and intention, processing capacity and exposure td pragmatic usages.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
P Language and Literature
|Journal or Publication Title:||JOURNAL OF CHILD LANGUAGE|
|Publisher:||CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS|
|Number of Pages:||23|
|Page Range:||pp. 57-79|
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