Department of Psychology News

Cindy Fisher Reports How Children Assign Meaning to Words and Sentences

1/30/2017  8:00 am

While most two-year-olds can recognize a range of nouns, such as the words that identify their parents, their siblings, and their favorite toys or foods, you certainly wouldn’t expect them to be able to grasp more advanced grammar—especially concepts like transitive and intransitive verbs. Cynthia Fisher’s research gives us reason to rethink that assumption.