Ingmarie Mellenius

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From as early as before two years of age , children produce novel compounds in Swedish. This indicates that children from this age onwards have perceived the existence of wordformation devices. The ease with which children make use of word innovations poses a problem for theories that stress the influence of frequency, or familiarity, on acquisition. This(More)
The present study examines novel NN compounds, produced on line, in Swedish child language, with focus on categorization. Given that NN compounds denote objects, we concentrate on the categories those objects belong to. In that way, our study aims to provide evidence of object categorization in preschool children. Two questions are put forward: (i) Does(More)
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