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S have comprehension vocabularies of about 11 154 word

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Unformatted text preview: mass” (you need to know physics to know meanings of these words). A method for studying concepts & meaning: emergence in acquisi1on Pairing meaning to sound •  Infants begin learning word meanings by 6 months of age •  By 10 months, children in the U.S. have comprehension vocabularies of about 11- 154 word •  Begin using words between 10 and 15 months Comprehension - > produc1on How does the child do it? The input: Look, a bunny! Four problems: 1. iden1fying phonemes (last class) 2. segmen1ng the word (vs. other words in sentence) 3. focusing on the right part of the world 4. determining what the speaker is naming What is being referred to? The input: Willard V. O. Quine (1908- 2000) Gavagai! Ambiguity Rabbit (kind of thing) Peter (proper name of the rabbit) Angora rabbit (subordinate concept) Mammal, animal, living thing (superordinate concept) Uncle, herbivore, prey, pet (role, job desc...
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