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Coining new words: Old and new word forms for new meanings

Methods for studying language production (2000) pp. 53-67 ST - Coining new words: Old and new word fo Published by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers

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Abstract

(From the chapter) One domain in language that children tackle at an early age is word formation. This chapter reviews some of the ways this aspect of acquisition has been studied in young children who are acquiring different languages. The author's focus is on children's creation of new words-whether they use new forms or old ones to express new meanings that contrast with the meanings of words they already know. The author considers different sources of data and discusses some of the techniques researchers have used to elicit new word forms. Also discussed is how to choose an elicitation technique in order to answer a question about acquisition. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2003 APA

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  • Eve Vivienne Clark

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