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CD3366 Term Project Spring 2004
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Summary of Comprehension of Locational and Temporal Relationships

Age (Months)

Relationships Understood

24

Locational prepositions in and on

36

Locational preposition under

40

Locational preposition next to

48 (approx.)

Locational prepositions behind, in back of, and  in front of; difficulty with above, below, and  at the bottom of; kinship terms mother, father, sister and brother (last two are nonreciprocating)

60

Temporal terms before and after

60+ (school age)

Additional locational prepositions in temporal expressions, such as in a week; most major kinship terms by age ten; more precise locational directives reference the body (left and right)

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