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2. Explain joint attention in terms of lexical constraints

  • Children who spend more time in joint attentional frames learn more words
  • children in joint attention frames get more distracted and do not learn new word meanings
  • children like being in joint attention with a caregiver

3. What is word organisation based on meaning?

  • synonyms are acquired through association with different activities and co-occurance with accompanying speech, and associative links between words are an important role in retrieval of information
  • words are organised based on sound and then associated with meaning
  • words are organised through syntax cues and word boundaries

4. How do children learn combinations of words?

  • some are already there e.g. compound words
  • they have to link them in a special part of the brain
  • adults make the word boundaries unclear
  • they guess eventually

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

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


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