Novel noun and verb learning in Chinese-, English-, and Japanese-speaking children

Mutsumi Imai, Lianjing Li, Etsuko Haryu, Hiroyuki Okada, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Jun Shigematsu

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When can children speaking Japanese, English, or Chinese map and extend novel nouns and verbs? Across 6 studies, 3- and 5-year-old children in all 3 languages map and extend novel nouns more readily than novel verbs. This finding prevails even in languages like Chinese and Japanese that are assumed to be verb-friendly languages (e.g., T. Tardif, 1996). The results also suggest that the input language uniquely shapes verb learning such that English-speaking children require grammatical support to learn verbs, whereas Chinese children require pragmatic as well as grammatical support. This research bears on how universally shared cognitive factors and language-specific linguistic factors interact in lexical development.

元の言語English
ページ(範囲)979-1000
ページ数22
ジャーナルChild Development
79
発行部数4
DOI
出版物ステータスPublished - 2008 7 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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    Imai, M., Li, L., Haryu, E., Okada, H., Hirsh-Pasek, K., Golinkoff, R. M., & Shigematsu, J. (2008). Novel noun and verb learning in Chinese-, English-, and Japanese-speaking children. Child Development, 79(4), 979-1000. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8624.2008.01171.x