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A single label "dog" can apply to the family dog, barking, dog's tail, or the picture of a dog, Children learn to identify the different referents based on adults' attentional and intentional states, Thus, as they learn to maintain joint focus of attention with adults, they start learning words, Children make the word-referent associations after only a few exposures, and without explicit instruction--this is fast mapping. By this time they have learnt when words combine with other words, they for sentences. 0000001028 00000 n Focusing on theorists, features and terminology surrounding lexical and semantic development, this resource will help you achieve the A01 and A02 objectives 0000001164 00000 n This colourful resource is for English Language students studying the Child Language Acquisition module and section of the AQA paper 1 examination. Y�uh�d�s�x&��t�J.e�A7�۴ Results indicated that the more the mother differentiated the complexity of her speech to child and adult, the earlier the child attained 20 words. Negative utterances were collected longitudinally from two English-, five French- and four Korean-speaking children between 1;7 and 3;4. Children will start using conjunctions such as if, so, or and but. "kitty"), paired with a particular experience (seeing the cat), results in the associative link between the sound and the referent, This explains the earliest and simplest links b/w words and objects, Children are especially sensitive to "novel" stimuli, and thus apply new words to new objects around them, Most early words are of concrete objects, such as "bottle" or "blanket", Limitations: Exclusive reliance on this simple association would result in slow, effortful, idiosyncratic and erroneous learning---which is not what we see in children (they are fast, predictable and accurate!) What is Semantic Development Words are produced from the age of about 1 year. Compare the diagram of the infant vocal tract shown on the left to diagrams of adult human and ape. Prototypical fruit=apple; animal=dog; flowers=roses, •  Classical concepts (triangle); probabilistic concepts (birds), i.e.no single set of essential features and can range from robin to penguins, Why children name red and blue so easily? ƒ Children adopted between the ages of 13 and 18 months still showed delays in the development of four grammatical morphemes (e.g. Are there age differences? Syntactic Development By the time children begin school, they are able to use language in many different ways to convey a variety of messages. In T. E. Moore (Ed. 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