ERIC Number: ED197612
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Different Routes to Multiple-word Combinations? Papers and Reports on Child Language Development, Number 19.
Lieven, Elena V. M.
The speech of three girls aged 17 to 19 months was recorded in three at-home sessions. Patterns of single-word and multiple-word utterances were different for each of the three girls. This difference seems to support the notion that the most interaction-oriented child has, at least in terms of the word classes upon which she bases her combinations, the least sophisticated language, while the most object-oriented child has, at least in the terms employed by researchers, a very much higher degree of sophistication. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Dept. of Linguistics.
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