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Ravid, Dorit – Journal of Child Language, 2006
The paper examines the nominal lexicon in later language acquisition as a window on linguistic knowledge and usage across childhood and adolescence. The paper presents a psycholinguistically motivated and cognitively grounded analysis of the distribution of ten semantic noun categories (the Noun Scale) across development, modality, and genre.…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Semantics, Nouns, Linguistics
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Berman, Ruth A.; Nir-Sagiv, Bracha – Journal of Child Language, 2004
The paper examines two types of texts, personal experience narratives and expository discussions, dealing with the shared theme of interpersonal conflict. Both were produced by the same 80 subjects, participants in a crosslinguistic study on developing literacy: gradeschoolers aged 9;0 to 10;0, twelve-to-thirteen-year-old junior high school…
Descriptors: Age, Verbs, Grammar, Discourse Analysis