The acquisition of word connotations: asking 'what happened?'.


Although words have both denotative and connotative meanings, there has been little research on the child's acquisition of connotations. In large segments of written texts, connotations can be studied by examining word co-occurrences (collocations). Using this technique, corpus linguists have found, for example, that 'happen' has a negative connotation; it… (More)


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@article{Corrigan2004TheAO, title={The acquisition of word connotations: asking 'what happened?'.}, author={Roberta Corrigan}, journal={Journal of child language}, year={2004}, volume={31 2}, pages={381-98} }