Does Evidentiality Support Source Monitoring and False Belief Understanding?:A cross-linguistic study with Turkish- and English-speaking children

Kandemirci, Birsu and Theakston, Anna and Boeg Thomsen, Ditte and Brandt, Silke (2023) Does Evidentiality Support Source Monitoring and False Belief Understanding?:A cross-linguistic study with Turkish- and English-speaking children. Child Development. ISSN 0009-3920 (In Press)

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Abstract

This study investigates the impact of evidentiality on source monitoring and the impact of source monitoring on children’s false belief understanding (FBU), while controlling for short-term memory, age, gender, and receptive vocabulary. One hundred (50 girls) monolingual 3- and 4-year-olds from Turkey and the UK participated in the study in 2019. In Turkish, children’s use of direct evidentiality predicted their source monitoring skills, which, in turn predicted their FBU. In English, FBU was not related to children’s source monitoring. Combined results revealed that Turkish-speaking children had better FBU than English-speaking children, and only for Turkish-speaking children, better source monitoring skills predicted better FBU. This suggests an indirect impact of evidentiality on FBU by means of source monitoring in Turkish.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Child Development
Uncontrolled Keywords:
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ID Code:
184827
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Deposited On:
24 Jan 2023 14:05
Refereed?:
Yes
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In Press
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25 Jan 2023 03:30