Presentation 2022-11-26
Theory of Mind and Acquisition of Japanese Particles
Hisaka Watanabe, Yuki Hirose,
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Abstract(in English) The present study examined whether acquisition of Japanese particles wa and ga is related to Japanese-speaking children’s development of Theory of Mind (ToM). The result of online experiment with Japanese-speaking children aged 3 to 7 showed that children who gained higher correct rate for items about the use of wa were more likely to pass the false-belief task. This suggests that acquisition of grammatical elements related to information status might be a prerequisite to pass the false-belief task as it helps children understand other’s mind.
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Keyword(in English) Theory of Mind / first language acquisition / Japanese / information status / false-belief task
Paper # TL2022-21
Date of Issue 2022-11-19 (TL)

Conference Information
Committee TL
Conference Date 2022/11/26(2days)
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Place (in English) Yamagata University
Topics (in Japanese) (See Japanese page)
Topics (in English) Language Processing and Language Learning
Chair Miwa Morishita(Kobe Gakuin Univ.)
Vice Chair Yasushi Tsubota(Kyoto Inst. of Tech.) / Akinori Takada(Ferris Univ.)
Secretary Yasushi Tsubota(Osaka Electro-Comm. Univ.) / Akinori Takada(Miidas)
Assistant Hiroaki Yamada(Tokyo Inst. of Tech) / Akio Shimogori(Hakodate-ct)

Paper Information
Registration To Technical Committee on Thought and Language
Language JPN
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Title (in English) Theory of Mind and Acquisition of Japanese Particles
Sub Title (in English)
Keyword(1) Theory of Mind
Keyword(2) first language acquisition
Keyword(3) Japanese
Keyword(4) information status
Keyword(5) false-belief task
1st Author's Name Hisaka Watanabe
1st Author's Affiliation University of Tokyo(Univ. of Tokyo)
2nd Author's Name Yuki Hirose
2nd Author's Affiliation University of Tokyo(Univ. of Tokyo)
Date 2022-11-26
Paper # TL2022-21
Volume (vol) vol.122
Number (no) TL-281
Page pp.pp.17-22(TL),
#Pages 6
Date of Issue 2022-11-19 (TL)