Danish children's first words: analysing longitudinal data based on monthly CDI parental reports

Sonja Wehberg, Werner Vach, Dorthe Bleses, Pia Thomsen Jensen, Thomas O. Madsen, Hans Basbøll

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Abstract

Using the Danish adaptation of the MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventories (CDI), first language acquisition of 183 Danish children has been studied longitudinally on a monthly basis (8—30 months). Focussing on production, we study early lexical development from the very first word until roughly 100 words are produced, dividing this period into the stages of first-1, -10, -25, -50 and -100 words. We analyse Danish children's first words with respect to semantic-pragmatic content, sound structure, and composition of the early lexicon based on formal linguistic categories. Comparing Danish results crosslinguistically reveals both the overall typicality of Danish children's first words as well as striking differences for some single words.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftFirst Language
Vol/bind27
Udgave nummer4
Sider (fra-til)361-83
ISSN0142-7237
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2007

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