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The Acquisition of Word The Acquisition of Word Meaning and Word-Related Meaning and Word-Related Rules Rules October 28, 2008 IN A WORD
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WORDS ARE LEARNED QUICKLY : Between ages 2 and 5, the child learns as many as ten new words a day. The active vocabulary of a five-year-old is approximately at 5,000 The passive vocabulary of a six-year- old is approximately at 14,000
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BUT THEY ARE OFTEN LEARNED INACCURATELY . Children’s use of words often differs from that of adults. We have many examples of errors that illustrate the different word use on the part of children. These errors illustrate differences in three areas: Wrong labeling Rule overgeneralization Wrong rule application.
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WRONG LABELING: What does ‘dut’ mean for Adam?
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What does ‘moon’ mean for Eva?
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The Labeling Task : Matching sound with meaning (is pointing enough?) When does ‘dog’ stops being just our dog (or, for that matter, our dog when it wags its tail ) and starts being any dog ?
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This note was uploaded on 09/10/2009 for the course LING 110Lg taught by Professor Borer during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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