Early lexical development and maternal speech: a comparison of children's initial and subsequent uses of words

  title={Early lexical development and maternal speech: a comparison of children's initial and subsequent uses of words},
  author={Martyn Barrett and Margaret Harris and Joan Chasin},
  journal={Journal of Child Language},
  pages={21 - 40}
ABSTRACT In Harris, Barrett, Jones & Brookes (1988), we reported the results of a detailed analysis of the initial uses of the first 10 words which were produced by four children. The present paper reports the results of an analysis of the subsequent uses of these 40 words. This analysis reveals that seven qualitatively different patterns of change occurred between the children's initial and subsequent uses of these words; the particular patterns of change which occurred support Barrett's (1986… 


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