The influence of age of acquisition, root frequency, and context availability in processing nouns and verbs.

@article{Colombo2002TheIO,
  title={The influence of age of acquisition, root frequency, and context availability in processing nouns and verbs.},
  author={Lucia Colombo and Cristina Burani},
  journal={Brain and language},
  year={2002},
  volume={81 1-3},
  pages={398-411}
}
In the Italian language there is a higher number of inflectional suffixes in verbs than in nouns, and this might imply that verbs are more likely to undergo a morphological analysis in terms of root and suffix as compared to nouns (Traficante & Burani, unpublished observations). Moreover, verbs tend to be more abstract than nouns, and this aspect might make verb processing more difficult. Finally, the developmental gap in the production of nouns and verbs suggests that age of acquisition might… CONTINUE READING