How fast does a child learn a word?

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This discussion argues that for many word meanings, the child has to assemble a new category, using relatively slow information-sifting processes. This does not cause high semantic errors, because children probably hold off using a word until much such sifting has occurred, rather than producing the new word as soon as they have any information on it.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1111-1112
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2001

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