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McGregor, Karla; Munro, Natalie; Chen, Su Mei; Baker, Elise; Oleson, Jacob – Journal of Child Language, 2018
To determine whether the developing semantic lexicon varies with culture, we examined the animal and food naming of children from three communities distinguished by language, cultural heritage, and population density. The children were fve- and seven-year-olds from Australia (n = 197), Taiwan (n = 456), and the US (n = 172). Naming patterns…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Influences, Semantics, Dictionaries
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Miles, Kelly; Yuen, Ivan; Cox, Felicity; Demuth, Katherine – Journal of Child Language, 2016
English has a word-minimality requirement that all open-class lexical items must contain at least two moras of structure, forming a bimoraic foot (Hayes, 1995).Thus, a word with either a long vowel, or a short vowel and a coda consonant, satisfies this requirement. This raises the question of when and how young children might learn this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Language, English, Suprasegmentals
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Buchan, Heather; Jones, Caroline – Journal of Child Language, 2014
Segmental variation in maternal speech to children changes over time. This study investigated variation in non-citation speech processes in a longitudinal, 26-hour corpus of maternal northern Australian English. Recordings were naturalistic parent-child interactions when children (N = 4) were 1;6, 2;0, and 2;6. The mothers' speech was phonetically…
Descriptors: Phonology, Mothers, Speech, English
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O'Shannessy, Carmel – Journal of Child Language, 2011
The study examines strategies multilingual children use to interpret grammatical relations, focusing on their two primary languages, Lajamanu Warlpiri and Light Warlpiri. Both languages use mixed systems for indicating grammatical relations. In both languages ergative-absolutive case-marking indicates core arguments, but to different extents in…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Sentences, Language Research, Form Classes (Languages)
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Bavin, E. L.; Prior, M.; Reilly, S.; Bretherton, L.; Williams, J.; Eadie, P.; Barrett, Y.; Ukoumunne, O. C. – Journal of Child Language, 2008
The Macarthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventories (CDI) have been used widely to document early communicative development. The paper reports on a large community sample of 1,447 children recruited from low, middle and high socioeconomic (SES) areas across metropolitan Melbourne, Australia. Regression analyses were conducted to determine…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Foreign Countries, Vocabulary Development, Measures (Individuals)
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Bavin, Edith L.; Shopen, Timothy A. – Journal of Child Language, 1985
Describes a part of a study on children's acquisition of Warlpiri, an aboriginal language spoken in central Australia, which aimed to find out at what age the children respond consistently to particular word orders and case frames for simple transitive sentences. Makes comparisons with the acquisition of Turkish transitive clauses. (SED)
Descriptors: Child Language, Children, Error Analysis (Language), Error Patterns