Shape and the first hundred nouns.

  title={Shape and the first hundred nouns.},
  author={Lisa Gershkoff-Stowe and Linda B. Smith},
  journal={Child development},
  volume={75 4},
This paper reports evidence from a longitudinal study in which children's attention to shape in a laboratory task of artificial noun learning was correlated with a rate shift in noun acquisitions. Eight children were tested in the laboratory at 3-week intervals beginning when they had less than 25 nouns in their productive vocabulary (M age=17 months). Children were presented with a novel word generalization task at each session. Additionally, the study examined the kinds of words the children… CONTINUE READING

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