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Early lexical development: A corpus-based study of three languages

  title={Early lexical development: A corpus-based study of three languages},
  author={Shuxia Liu and Xiaowei Zhao and Ping Li},
In this study, we present a crosslinguistic analysis of early lexical development in English, Mandarin and Cantonese based on large-scale child-adult interaction transcripts in the CHILDES database. We examined patterns of lexical composition for several lexical categories (nouns, verbs, and adjectives) in children and their caregivers’ vocabularies across eight different age groups from 13 to 60 months. A series of statistical methods were applied to analyze the developmental trajectories of… 
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