ERIC Number: EJ301396
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1984
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Words, Objects, and Actions in Early Lexical Acquisitions.
Schwartz, Richard G.; Leonard, Laurence B.
Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, v27 n1 p119-27 Mar 1984
The influence of referent type (Objects vs. Actions) and within-category referent relationships (functionally similar vs. perceptually similar) upon acquisition of lexical concepts by 12 infants were examined. Ss acquired object words and concepts in greater numbers than action words and concepts, suggestive of differences in the underlying complexity or structure of object and action concepts. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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