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Neighborhood density and word frequency in child German

  • High word frequency and neighborhood density contribute to the accuracy and speed of word production in English adults (e.g., Vitevitch & Sommers 2003), and characterize early words in child English (e.g., Storkel 2004). The present study investigated a speech corpus of child German (ages 2;00-3;00) to further the understanding of the influence of frequency and density on production. Results for four children suggest that, contrary to English, words produced early are not from denser neighborhoods in an adult lexicon than later words. As in English, frequent words are produced before less frequent words. Implications on theory and methodology are discussed.

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Author:Aleksandra Zaba, Thomas SchmidtORCiDGND
Parent Title (German):Extended Abstracts of the Annual LSA Meeting 2011
Document Type:Article
Year of first Publication:2011
Date of Publication (online):2014/05/05
Tag:lexikalische Repräsentation
GND Keyword:Deutsch; Kind; Korpus <Linguistik>; Lexikon <Psycholinguistik>; Spracherwerb
First Page:1
Last Page:4
DDC classes:400 Sprache / 430 Deutsch
Open Access?:ja
BDSL-Classification:Sprache im 20. Jahrhundert. Gegenwartssprache
Leibniz-Classification:Sprache, Linguistik
Linguistics-Classification:Psycholinguistik / Kognitive Linguistik
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung 3.0 Deutschland