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8.LA Content/Narr

Language Acquisition SLP329

Fast-mapping Rapid addition of new words, often after only one exposure Use of inference or context to figure out meaning; tentative definition that gets refined over time. ~900 words by age 3 ~1500 words by age 4
Kinds of words children add noun properties. mental state words (think, know). relational adjectives (big, little), temporal terms (before, after)
Noun property words Appearance (shape, size, color, etc - adjectives). Functions (verbs/adverbs). Location (prepositions). Personal/idiosyncratic associations. Superordinate category
Decontextualized language Ability (age 4-6) to talk about objects or events that are not immediately present (expands available conversational topics)
Narratives Personal (conversational, embedded) & expository (follows a particular format)
Expository narratives (3) Story retell. Procedural (how to...). Imaginative.
Narrative stages age 4-5: Personal narratives and simple imaginative stories that lack coherence. Immature story grammar. Object naming, "and then" chaining.
Narrative stages age 6-7: Expository narratives (school taught).. Identifiable structure. Simultaneous reading acquisition.
Narrative stages age 8+: variety of types. internalized story grammar. varied motivation.
Narrative development (2) Coherence (sequence, big picture), cohesion (connections, linguistic devices)
Story grammar Internal organizational story rules. Setting (characters, location) + episodes (conflict, resolution, conclusion).
Created by: ashea01



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