Helping toddlers acquire language: Understanding verb meanings

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June 12th, 2014

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Sudha Arunachalam, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

A new study from Chicago’s Northwestern University provides clues to how toddlers acquire an understanding of verb meanings…

Expert quote:

“The results offer two insights. First, by age 2, toddlers have the remarkable ability to learn new verbs with very little exposure and apply them in novel contexts. Second, presenting the verbs in complete sentences supports the toddlers’ abilities to do so. These findings highlight the positive impact that rich communication can have on 2-year-olds’ burgeoning linguistic abilities.”

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