CH4 - 5. Explain what is meant by: Comprehension precedes...

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Semantics (word learning): 1. Describe the major milestones for word learning up to high school graduation 2. Describe the basic premise of the following theories of children’s word learning: semantic features hypothesis, functional core hypothesis, prototype hypothesis, fast mapping. How do children use these to “map” the meanings of unfamiliar words? 3. Children likely use lexical learning principles such as: words refer to objects, words refer to whole objects, and principle of mutual exclusivity. Describe each of these principles with an actual word learning example. 4. What is a semantic overextension? How do children’s semantic overextensions allow us to infer about how they learn word meanings? In other words, what does it tell us when a child overextends a word? What is going on in the mind?
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Unformatted text preview: 5. Explain what is meant by: Comprehension precedes production. Provide some quantitative evidence (i.e., numbers) to support this. 6. What are the 5 major categories of a childs first 50-word vocabulary? Which category do we see the most of in a childs early vocabulary, and why? Integration from previous material:--Explain how word learning involves both SPEECH and LANGUAGE (see week 1 on the definitions of speech and language).--How does the language component of semantics interact with a childs phonological development?--How do you think early development in socialization (week 2) influences/impacts on a childs early semantic development?--Describe word learning development throughout the sensorimotor period (from week 2)....
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