Two Different Communication Genres and Implications for Vocabulary Development and Learning to Read

@article{Massaro2015TwoDC,
  title={Two Different Communication Genres and Implications for Vocabulary Development and Learning to Read},
  author={Dominic W. Massaro},
  journal={Journal of Literacy Research},
  year={2015},
  volume={47},
  pages={505 - 527}
}
  • D. Massaro
  • Published 1 December 2015
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Literacy Research
This study examined potential differences in vocabulary found in picture books and adult’s speech to children and to other adults. Using a small sample of various sources of speech and print, Hayes observed that print had a more extensive vocabulary than speech. The current analyses of two different spoken language databases and an assembled picture book corpus replicated and extended these findings. The vocabulary in picture books was more extensive than that found in child-directed speech… 
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