The meaning of expressions other than names in the language of 9 12-24-month olds was studied. The children were audiotaped or videotaped regularly from about 15 months to about 24 months. The meaning of each early word was discovered. by looking at the contexts in which the children used that word. Changes in the meaning of each word were recorded. 11That 11 , "there", "no", "more", "oh dear", "gone", "down", "up", "in", "out", "on" and "off" were studied particularly closely.
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The development of non-nominal expressions in 12-24-month-old children
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