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1. Katherine Nelson categorised a child's 50 first words. Which tpes of words did she say take up 60% of a child's first words?

  • Adjectives
  • Function words
  • Concrete nouns
  • Prepositions
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2. What does Tannen's Difference Theory involve?

  • The idea that men are more competitive whereas women speak to maintain social relationships
  • Men and women are interested in different things
  • The difference between a mug and a cup
  • The idea that men and women look different

3. What is phatic talk?

  • A series of questions
  • Talk that relies on context for understanding
  • Discussion purely for social gain
  • One person talking to themselves

4. What speaking stage is this child in: 'me some?'

  • Babbling
  • Two-word
  • Holophrastic
  • Telegraphic

5. What are adjecitves?

  • Words that describe nouns
  • The subject in a sentence
  • Words that describe how an action is being performed
  • Nothing

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