Disentangling early language development: modeling lexical and grammatical acquisition using an extension of case-study methodology.

@article{Robinson1998DisentanglingEL,
  title={Disentangling early language development: modeling lexical and grammatical acquisition using an extension of case-study methodology.},
  author={Byron F. Robinson and Carolyn B. Mervis},
  journal={Developmental psychology},
  year={1998},
  volume={34 2},
  pages={363-75}
}
The early lexical and grammatical development of 1 male child is examined with growth curves and dynamic-systems modeling procedures. Lexical-development described a pattern of logistic growth (R2 = .98). Lexical and plural development shared the following characteristics: Plural growth began only after a threshold was reached in vocabulary size; lexical growth slowed as plural growth increased. As plural use reached full mastery, lexical growth began again to increase. It was hypothesized that… CONTINUE READING

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