Small Worlds and Semantic Network Growth in Typical and Late Talkers

  title={Small Worlds and Semantic Network Growth in Typical and Late Talkers},
  author={Nicole Beckage and Linda B. Smith and Thomas Hills},
  booktitle={PloS one},
Network analysis has demonstrated that systems ranging from social networks to electric power grids often involve a small world structure-with local clustering but global ac cess. Critically, small world structure has also been shown to characterize adult human semantic networks. Moreover, the connectivity pattern of these mature networks is consistent with lexical growth processes in which children add new words to their vocabulary based on the structure of the language-learning environment… CONTINUE READING
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