When do children learn different kinds of words?

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When do children learn different kinds of words?

#1  Postby seeker » Feb 02, 2014 8:20 pm

I'm interested in knowing when do children learn different kinds of words (e.g. concrete vs abstract nouns, deictics, logical connectives, mathematical concepts, count vs mass nouns, mental concepts, artifacts vs natural objects, subordinate and superordinate concepts, etc). Do you know some bibliography?
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Re: When do children learn different kinds of words?

#2  Postby seeker » Feb 05, 2014 4:07 pm

Bloom, P. (2001). Précis of How children learn the meanings of words. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 24(6), 1095-1103.
http://groups.psych.northwestern.edu/waxman/wordextension_CommPBloom.pdf
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Re: When do children learn different kinds of words?

#3  Postby Mr.Samsa » Feb 11, 2014 11:13 am

I'm not sure this really answers your question of "when" or what order children learn words in, but you might be interested in this recent article: A bottom-up view of toddler word learning.

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A head camera was used to examine the visual correlates of object name learning by toddlers as they played with novel objects and as the parent spontaneously named those objects. The toddlers’ learning of the object names was tested after play, and the visual properties of the head camera images during naming events associated with learned and unlearned object names were analyzed. Naming events associated with learning had a clear visual signature, one in which the visual information itself was clean and visual competition among objects was minimized. Moreover, for learned object names, the visual advantage of the named target over competitors was sustained, both before and after the heard name. The findings are discussed in terms of the visual and cognitive processes that may depend on clean sensory input for learning and also on the sensory–motor, cognitive, and social processes that may create these optimal visual moments for learning.
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Re: When do children learn different kinds of words?

#4  Postby seeker » Feb 11, 2014 5:52 pm

Mr.Samsa wrote:I'm not sure this really answers your question of "when" or what order children learn words in, but you might be interested in this recent article: A bottom-up view of toddler word learning.

Abstract
A head camera was used to examine the visual correlates of object name learning by toddlers as they played with novel objects and as the parent spontaneously named those objects. The toddlers’ learning of the object names was tested after play, and the visual properties of the head camera images during naming events associated with learned and unlearned object names were analyzed. Naming events associated with learning had a clear visual signature, one in which the visual information itself was clean and visual competition among objects was minimized. Moreover, for learned object names, the visual advantage of the named target over competitors was sustained, both before and after the heard name. The findings are discussed in terms of the visual and cognitive processes that may depend on clean sensory input for learning and also on the sensory–motor, cognitive, and social processes that may create these optimal visual moments for learning.

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http://webs.psi.uminho.pt/lvp/site/Publ ... PB%26R.pdf
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