Children’s first verbs in Tzeltal: evidence for an early verb category

  title={Children’s first verbs in Tzeltal: evidence for an early verb category},
  author={Penelope E. Brown},
A major finding in studies of early, vocabulary acquisition has been that children tend to learn a lot of nouns early but make do with relatively few verbs, among which semantically general-purpose verbs like do, make, get, have, give, come, go, and be play a prominent role. The preponderance of nouns is explained in terms of nouns labelling concrete objects being easier to learn than verbs, which label relational categories. Nouns label natural categories observable in the world, verbs label… Expand
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