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Do nimble hands make for nimble lexicons? Fine motor skills predict knowledge of embodied vocabulary items

Suggate, Sebastian and Stöger, Heidrun (2014) Do nimble hands make for nimble lexicons? Fine motor skills predict knowledge of embodied vocabulary items. First Language 34, pp. 244-261.

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Abstract

Theories and research in embodied cognition postulate that cognition grounded in action enjoys a processing advantage. Extending this theory to the study of how fine motor skills (FMS) link to vocabulary development in preschool children, the authors investigated FMS and vocabulary in 76 preschoolers. Building on previous research, they hypothesized that links between FMS and vocabulary were ...

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Item type:Article
Date:2014
Institutions:Psychology and Pedagogy > Institut für Pädagogik > Lehrstuhl für Schulpädagogik (Prof. Dr. Heidrun Stöger)
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10.1177/0022219414528540DOI
Keywords:Body–object interaction, embodied cognition, fine motor skills, vocabulary, word learning
Dewey Decimal Classification:300 Social sciences > 370 Education
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:35656
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