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The Relationship Between Synonym Comprehension and Receptive Vocabulary and Language Development in 3-Year-Olf Children
Morrow, Julie Jo

2003, Master of Arts, Miami University, Speech Pathology and Audiology.
Children use mutual exclusivity (ME) to facilitate word learning. When using ME, children have difficulty accepting multiple labels for each object. This study examined the relationship between receptive language and vocabulary skills of 3-year-old children and their synonym comprehension. Receptive vocabulary and language skills were assessed with the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test- III (PPVT-III) and the Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals-Preschool (CELF-Pre). Synonym scores were moderately correlated to both the PPVT-III and the CELF-Pre. Furthermore, subjects who performed well on the PPVT-III scored significantly higher on the synonym test than the subjects who did not score well. The results suggested that children with strong language comprehension skills also tend to understand common synonyms, thereby suppressing the use of ME.
Fofi Constantinidou (Advisor)

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Morrow, Julie. "The Relationship Between Synonym Comprehension and Receptive Vocabulary and Language Development in 3-Year-Olf Children." Electronic Thesis or Dissertation. Miami University, 2003. OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center. 04 May 2015.

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