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Unformatted text preview: insight, or reorganize conceptual structures. Acceleration is guaranteed in any system in which words are acquired in parallel. The system builds representations for multiple words simultaneously. Second, the difficulty of learning words is distributed such that there are few words that can be acquired quickly and a greater number that take longer. This distribution of difficulty derives from many factors, including frequency, phonology, syntax, the child's capabilities, and the contexts where words appear. The vocabulary explosion is a by-product of parallel learning and variation in the time to learn words....
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- Fall '08