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The roots of the early vocabulary in infants' learning from speech.
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PMID:  20523916     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Psychologists have known for over 20 years that infants begin learning their language's speech sound categories during the first 12 months of life. This fact has dominated researchers' thinking about how language acquisition begins, although the relevance of this learning to the child's progress in language acquisition has never been clear. Recently, views of the role of infancy in language acquisition have begun to change, with a new focus on the development of the vocabulary. Infants' learning of speech sound categories, and infants' abilities to extract regularities in the speech stream, allow learning of the auditory forms of many words. These word forms then become the foundation of the early vocabulary, support children's learning of the language's phonological system, and contribute to the discovery of grammar.
Authors:
Daniel Swingley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current directions in psychological science : a journal of the American Psychological Society     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1467-8721     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2008 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-7-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9211588     Medline TA:  Curr Dir Psychol Sci     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  308-311     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
University of Pennsylvania.
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R01 HD049681-03//NICHD NIH HHS

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