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Action Meets WordHow children learn verbs$
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Kathryn A. Hirsh-Pasek and Roberta M. Golinkoff

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195170009

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195170009.001.0001

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Why Verbs Are Hard to Learn

Why Verbs Are Hard to Learn

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(p.544) 21 Why Verbs Are Hard to Learn
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Action Meets Word
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Dedre Gentner

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195170009.003.0022

This chapter argues that words connect to the world in very different ways, that (concrete) nouns do so more transparently than verbs, and that verb meanings are more linguistically shaped than (concrete) noun meanings. Although many factors at all levels contribute to determining what is learned early by children, these semantic-conceptual factors are certainly among the core influences on how words connect to the world.

Keywords:   verbs, nouns, noun meanings, verb meanings

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