学童期の語彙能力 [in Japanese] Vocabulary Development in Elementary School Children [in Japanese]
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In this paper, vocabulary development in elementary school children is reviewed. School children acquire as many new words as preschool children everyday. The process of their acquisition is, however, different from the process in preschool years. First, their understanding of words becomes more sophisticated, i. e., becomes more precise, and the children come to know two or more meanings of one word. Second, once they know a certain number of words, they can infer the meaning of derived words, which have morphemes in common with or related to known words. Third, children learn the meaning of new words not only through direct instruction in school, but also from contexts where they meet new words in everyday reading at home. Other vocabulary development problems to be investigated are discussed.
- THE JAPANESE JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATION DISORDERS
THE JAPANESE JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATION DISORDERS 23(2), 118-125, 2006-08-31
Japanese Association of Communication Disorders