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Children Follow Native-Accented Speakers When Learning Cultural Information

Poster Session V - Board: V- 140
Friday, May 28, 2010, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
APS Exhibit Hall

Kristin L. Rohrbeck
Ohio State University

Elaine Aldana
Ohio State University

Laura Wagner
Ohio State University

Children imitate others to learn culturally relevant information and they use accent to make social decisions. The current study looks at how accent (native vs. foreign) can affect the learning of cultural information in an imitation task. Results found that children do follow native accents more when learning cultural information.

Subject Area: Developmental
Keywords: Social Cognition

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