ERIC Number: EJ566354
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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Why Are Some Verbs Learned Before Other Verbs? Effects of Input Frequency and Structure on Children's Early Verb Use.
Hoff-Ginsberg, Erika; Naigles, Letitia R.
Journal of Child Language, v25 n1 p95-120 Feb 1998
A study investigated the extent to which the nature of verb input accounts for the order in which children acquire verbs. Subjects were 57 mothers and their Stage I children. Results suggest that the effect of syntactic diversity in input supports the "syntactic bootstrapping" account of how children use structural information to learn new verbs' meanings. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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