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enc oded in their language.
Q3: T he authors conclude , "T he re sults add to the growing body of data showing that infants
conce ptualiz e containme nt and support re lations we ll be fore language is acquire d" (p. 250). In
one or two se nte nce s, e xplain one implication of this for language acquisition.
One im plic ation is that language ac quis ition does n’t happen from a blank s late. If Mc Donough and
c olleagues are c orrec t, then learning a language involves determ ining whic h s patial relations are enc oded
by that language, but the various prim itive s patial relations are already in plac e before language
ac quis ition.
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