The Resource Causes of the noun bias in early vocabulary development, by Chesney C. Moore, (electronic resource)

Causes of the noun bias in early vocabulary development, by Chesney C. Moore, (electronic resource)

Label
Causes of the noun bias in early vocabulary development
Title
Causes of the noun bias in early vocabulary development
Statement of responsibility
by Chesney C. Moore
Creator
Contributor
Thesis advisor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Children typically learn many more nouns than verbs early in vocabulary development. The cause of this "noun-bias" is unclear. One possibility is that caregivers use more nouns and prompt for nouns more often. That is, the noun-bias may be the result of input frequency. To evaluate the role of frequency, 26 English-speaking toddlers from 12- to 30-months of age were presented novel nouns and verbs with equal frequencies. Six unfamiliar objects were paired with novel words used in noun syntax. Six actions, one with each object, were paired with novel words used in verb syntax. Each object and action with their corresponding words was presented six times in each of ten bimonthly sessions. Vocabulary acquisition was examined with production and comprehension tasks. When input frequency of novel words was controlled in this longitudinal study, children did not produce a noun-bias in baseline, imitation, spontaneous production, or prompted production. Likewise, there was not evidence of a noun-bias in comprehension. Instead, children produced the verbs more often in all production contexts. The noun and verb comprehension tasks were not directly comparable, but children did not appear to comprehend words from one syntactic category earlier than the other. Thus, contrary to prior studies of word learning in English-speaking children, we did not find a noun-bias when input word frequency was controlled. Alternative explanations for the noun-bias are considered
Cataloging source
MMU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moore, Chesney C
Degree
M.H.S.
Dissertation year
2008.
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Columbia
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Goodman, Judith C.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Language Development
  • Vocabulary
  • Child Language
  • Child
  • Semantics
  • Verbal Behavior
Target audience
specialized
Label
Causes of the noun bias in early vocabulary development, by Chesney C. Moore, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • "May 2008"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
423587776
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)423587776
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Causes of the noun bias in early vocabulary development, by Chesney C. Moore, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • "May 2008"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
423587776
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)423587776
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

Library Locations

  • Ellis LibraryBorrow it
    1020 Lowry Street, Columbia, MO, 65201, US
    38.944491 -92.326012
  • Engineering Library & Technology CommonsBorrow it
    W2001 Lafferre Hall, Columbia, MO, 65211, US
    38.946102 -92.330125
  • Fisher Delta Research CenterBorrow it
    2-64 Agricultural Bldg, Columbia, MO, 65201, US
    38.958397 -92.303491
  • Geological Sciences LibraryBorrow it
    201 Geological Sciences, Columbia, MO, 65211, US
    38.947375 -92.329062
  • J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences LibraryBorrow it
    1 Hospital Dr, Columbia, MO, 65201, US
    38.939544 -92.328377
  • Journalism LibraryBorrow it
    102 Reynolds Jrnlism Institute, Columbia, MO, 65211, US
    38.947290 -92.328025
  • Mathematical Sciences LibraryBorrow it
    104 Ellis Library, Columbia, MO, 65201, US
    38.944377 -92.326537
  • University ArchivesBorrow it
    Columbia, MO, 65201, US
  • University Archives McAlester AnnexBorrow it
    703 Lewis Hall, Columbia, MO, 65211, US
    38.934630 -92.342290
  • University of Missouri Libraries DepositoryBorrow it
    2908 Lemone Blvd, Columbia, MO, 65211, US
    38.919360 -92.291620
  • Zalk Veterinary Medical LibraryBorrow it
    Veterinary Medicine West, Columbia, MO, 65211, US
    38.941099 -92.317911
Processing Feedback ...