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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


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