ERIC Number: EJ576091
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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The Role of Semantic Context and Memory in the Acquisition of Novel Nouns.
Goodman, Judith C.; McDonough, Laraine; Brown, Natasha B.
Child Development, v69 n5 p1330-44 Oct 1998
Assessed 2-year olds' ability to use semantic context to infer meanings of novel nouns and to retain those meanings. Found that children learned majority of novel words; however, they occasionally failed to choose the correct corresponding picture for a novel noun even when they understood the verb; also found a significant retention of newly learned nouns following a 24-hour delay. (EV)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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