ERIC Number: EJ559650
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Sources of Support for Learning Words in Conversation: Evidence from Mealtimes.
Beals, Diane E.
Journal of Child Language, v24 n3 p673-94 Oct 1997
Examines mealtimes of preschoolers' families to determine whether rare words are used in informative ways so that a child could learn their meanings. Each use was coded for whether it was informative or uninformative; each informative exchange was coded for type of strategy used to provide support. Frequency of use was positively correlated with age 5 and age 7 Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test scores. (Author/JL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test