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Action Meets WordHow children learn verbs$
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Kathryn A. Hirsh-Pasek and Roberta M. Golinkoff

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195170009

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195170009.001.0001

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Discovering Verbs Through Multiple-Cue Integration

Discovering Verbs Through Multiple-Cue Integration

(p.88) 3 Discovering Verbs Through Multiple-Cue Integration
Action Meets Word

Morten H. Christiansen (Contributor Webpage)

Padraic Monaghan

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses how children may accomplish the difficult task of verb learning, focusing on the integration of multiple language-internal cues to verb forms. It first reviews previous work on multiple-cue integration. It then reports results from novel analyses of corpora of English child-directed speech, pointing to different roles for distributional and phonological cues in the learning of nouns and verbs. Finally, the chapter relates the differential roles of cues to differences in semantic support for nouns and verbs in language-external information, and discusses the possible implications of the results for the understanding of word learning more generally.

Keywords:   verbs, verb learning, multiple-cue integration, verb forms, word learning

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