A database for semantic, grammatical, and frequency properties of the first words acquired by Italian children

The CFVlexvar.xls database includes imageability, frequency, and grammatical properties of the first words acquired by Italian children. For each of 519 words that are known by children 18-30 months of age (taken from Caselli & Casadio's, 1995, Italian version of the MacArthur Communicative Development Inventory), new values of imageability are provided and values for age of acquisition, child written frequency, and adult written and spoken frequency are included, in this article, correlations among the variables are discussed and the words are grouped into grammatical categories. The results show that words acquired early have imageable referents, are frequently used in the texts read and written by elementary school children, and are frequent in adult written and spoken language. Nouns are acquired earlier and are more imageable than both verbs and adjectives. The composition in grammatical categories of the child's first vocabulary reflects the composition of adult vocabulary. The full set of these norms can be downloaded from www.psychonomic.org/archive/.

Tipo Pubblicazione: 
Articolo
Author or Creator: 
Rinaldi, Pasquale
Barca, Laura
Burani, Cristina
Publisher: 
The Society,, Austin, Tex. , Stati Uniti d'America
Source: 
Behavior research methods, instruments, & computers 36 (2004): 525–530. doi:10.3758/BF03195599
info:cnr-pdr/source/autori:Rinaldi, Pasquale; Barca, Laura; Burani, Cristina/titolo:A database for semantic, grammatical, and frequency properties of the first words acquired by Italian children/doi:10.3758/BF03195599/rivista:Behavior research methods, in
Date: 
2004
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http://www.cnr.it/prodotto/i/338264
https://dx.doi.org/10.3758/BF03195599
info:doi:10.3758/BF03195599
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Language: 
Eng
ISTC Author: 
Ritratto di Laura Barca
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Ritratto di Cristina Burani
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