The written production of elementary school children has been investigated in several studies. These studies are mainly focussed on how a child writes (i.e., on the childs mastering of sound-to-print conversion rules), rather then on what a child writes. The aim of this paper is to take a photograph and to describe what Italian children of elementary school write. The data we present are based on the analysis of a child corpus of written language (Marconi, Ott, Pesenti, Ratti e Tavella, 1994). The words used by children at different grades, the school grade in which they first write a word, and the increment of the written vocabulary from one grade to the next one, were analyzed. The analyses differentiated nouns from verbs. The spoken age-of-acquisition of words was also compared with written age (or order) of acquisition
L'esplosione del vocabolario negli scritti dei bambini di scuola elementare.
5 (2005): 31–41.
info:cnr-pdr/source/autori:Rinaldi, P., & Burani, C./titolo:L'esplosione del vocabolario negli scritti dei bambini di scuola elementare./doi:/rivista:/anno:2005/pagina_da:31/pagina_a:41/intervallo_pagine:31–41/volume:5