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From cat to dog: Investigating organisation in the infant lexicon

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Do infants learn their early words in isolation? Or do they integrate new words into an inter-connected semantic system? Between the ages of one and two, infants develop a prodigious word-learning ability (P. Bloom, 2002; Fenson et al., 1994; Hamilton et al., 2000). Little is known, however, about how and when infants integrate their accumulating word-knowledge into an adult-like lexical network – one sensitive to relationships such as association and semantic category or...

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Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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DPhil
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University of Oxford

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