1. How do children work out word meanings?
- follow lexical constraints and social cues
- use their intuition
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2. How do children learn combinations of words?
- they guess eventually
- they have to link them in a special part of the brain
- some are already there e.g. compound words
- adults make the word boundaries unclear
3. 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
4. Why did Ambridge claim nouns are easier to learn than verbs?
- because they are used more often in adult language
- because they are conceptually easier
- because they start with a capital letter
5. What are potential problems when it comes to word learning
- children find word learning less entertaining than phonological cues
- children have to label parts of objects, and they have to learn multiple labels for one and the same object
- children do not like word learning
- it is harder to learn words because they are conceptually more difficult than real objects