Clinical forum November 17th
Ingrid Lossius Falkum and Franziska Köder from CSMN will visit us on Thursday November 17th to talk about their ongoing poject about children's understanding of metonomy.
Köder and Falkum investigated children’s processing of metonyms such as “The nose is grumpy” to refer to a grumpy person with a big nose. Norwegian children between 3 and 9 years of age and a control group of adults participated in a novel metonymy task that combines picture selection with eye-tracking. The gaze data show that even three-year-old children have a basic understanding of metonyms. However, it takes children several years longer until they have reached a more adult-like comprehension of metonymy, as evident from their picture-selection results and justifications. They will discuss these findings in the light of children’s general cognitive and linguistic development.