ERIC Number: EJ320042
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1985
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How Much Do Children Say in a Day?
Wagner, Klaus R.
Journal of Child Language, v12 n2 p475-87 Jun 1985
Describe studies in which day-long recordings were made of nine-year-old children's spontaneous speech. Results indicate that: (1) children aged five to 15 speak some 20,000 words of discourse per day in about two to three hours of pure speaking time; (2) they have an active vocabulary of some 3,000 word-form types. (SED)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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