Ling208 Phonology Lexis/ Semantics

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1. How is language used with activities?

  • the child talks during the activities
  • language serves as an accompaniment to each activity
  • it isn't
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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 Ambridge claim nouns are easier to learn than verbs?

  • because they start with a capital letter
  • because they are used more often in adult language
  • because they are conceptually easier

4. In what instances do children show less of a vocabulary 'spurt'

  • with siblings
  • without siblings

5. In terms of lexical constraints- what is whole object assumption?

  • children learn the whole object before any detail and assume an object has its name due to shape instead of semantic meaning
  • children learn detail before whole object
  • children learn words based on sound
  • children do not learn the names of entire objects


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