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2. Explain word organisation by morphological relatedness

  • patterns are made morphologically involving affixes and/ suffixes then applied to other contexts
  • the grammatical aspect of words e.g. suffixes hinder the learning of words

3. Why did Gentner claim nouns are easier to learn than verbs?

  • because children hear them more often
  • because they are conceptually easier
  • because they start with a capital letter

4. In terms of lexical constraints- what is mutual exclusivity?

  • if we already give the name of the whole, children then label the part of the object
  • children do not learn the name of detail until very late
  • children use cancellation techniques to figure out word meanings

5. Under extension is:

  • the wrong ending is applied to a verb
  • a child uses a word in the incorrect context
  • a child refers to something as a word outside its category


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