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The ubiquity of frequency effects in first language acquisition

Ambridge, Ben; Kidd, Evan; Rowland, Caroline F.; Theakston, Anna L.


This review article presents evidence for the claim that frequency effects are pervasive in children's first language acquisition, and hence constitute a phenomenon that any successful account must explain. The article is organized around four key domains of research: children's acquisition of single words, , simple syntactic constructions, and more advanced constructions. In presenting this evidence, we develop five theses. (i) There exist different types of frequency effect, from effects at...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015-03
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Child Language
DOI: 10.1017/S030500091400049X


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