Author(s)

MEHER BANAJEE, CYNTHIA DICARLO & SARINTHA BURAS STRICKLIN

Year

2009

Publication

Augmentative and Alternative Communication

The aim of this study was to develop a core vocabulary list for toddlers. Naturally occurring (<emph type="2">i.e.</emph>, unprompted) vocabulary was collected for 50 toddlers, aged from 24 to 36 months, enrolled in five different preschools, during two different activities (play within interest centres and snack time). Results revealed that all 50 children used nine common words across both routines, and that the list contained pronouns, verbs, prepositions and demonstratives. Words representing different pragmatic functions (<emph type="2">e.g.</emph>, requesting, affirming, negating) were also included. Nouns were absent from the list. These data are consistent with similar studies into the core vocabularies of adults, adolescents, and preschoolers.

Posted in

0 comments on “Core Vocabulary Determination for Toddlers

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.