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Barbara Malt and Phillip Wolff

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195311129

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311129.001.0001

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A World of Relations

A World of Relations

Relational Words

(p.219) 11 A World of Relations
Words and the Mind

Julia Parish-Morris

Shannon M. Pruden

Weiyi Ma

Kathy Hirsh-Pasek

Roberta Michnick Golinkoff

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines how children learn relational terms through the lens of verbs and prepositions. After reviewing evidence that verbs and prepositions are particularly difficult to learn, it examines several hypotheses to explain this disparity. The chapter concludes that although children have the foundations necessary to learn these words, they have trouble mapping relational words to their referents.

Keywords:   children, language learning, relational terms, verbs, prepositions

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