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ERIC Number: EJ916030
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 61
ISSN: ISSN-1476-718X
Lexical Input to Young Children from Extremely Poor Communities in Argentina: Effects of a Home Literacy Program
Rosemberg, Celia Renata; Stein, Alejandra; Borzone, Ana Maria
Journal of Early Childhood Research, v9 n1 p36-52 Feb 2011
The study analyzes the lexical properties of the linguistic context that children from marginalized urban neighborhoods from Buenos Aires, Argentina, are exposed to in the literacy situations generated by an at-home early literacy program. The analysis is focused on the comparison of the vocabulary that these children are exposed to daily with the characteristics of the lexical surround in the literacy settings induced by the implementation of the program. Results showed that literacy situations provided children with an enriched lexical input: a higher amount of word tokens and word types, and more unfamiliar words that represented phenomena, properties or actions not directly observable. (Contains 3 tables, 2 figures, and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Argentina