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Article: Is the expressive vocabulary of young Cantonese speakers noun or verb dominated?

TitleIs the expressive vocabulary of young Cantonese speakers noun or verb dominated?
Authors
KeywordsCantonese
Early childhood
Expressive vocabulary
Verb-dominated
Issue Date2005
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/03004430.asp
Citation
Early Child Development and Care, 2005, v. 175 n. 3, p. 215-227 How to Cite?
AbstractThe spontaneous utterances produced by 492 Cantonese-speaking children aged 36-60 months in 30-minute toy play contexts were collected. The incidence and percentage of different lexical classes, the ratio of noun and verb types and tokens were calculated. A statistically significant predominance of verb usage was found in the expressive utterances of the children. No similar predominance was found for nouns. Linguistic, cultural and contextual variables possibly underlying these outcomes are explored and discussed.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/48560
ISSN
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.405

 

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dc.contributor.authorTse, SKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, KKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLi, Hen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2008-05-22T04:17:12Z-
dc.date.available2008-05-22T04:17:12Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_HK
dc.identifier.citationEarly Child Development and Care, 2005, v. 175 n. 3, p. 215-227en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0300-4430en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/48560-
dc.description.abstractThe spontaneous utterances produced by 492 Cantonese-speaking children aged 36-60 months in 30-minute toy play contexts were collected. The incidence and percentage of different lexical classes, the ratio of noun and verb types and tokens were calculated. A statistically significant predominance of verb usage was found in the expressive utterances of the children. No similar predominance was found for nouns. Linguistic, cultural and contextual variables possibly underlying these outcomes are explored and discussed.en_HK
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dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/03004430.aspen_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectCantoneseen_HK
dc.subjectEarly childhooden_HK
dc.subjectExpressive vocabularyen_HK
dc.subjectVerb-dominateden_HK
dc.titleIs the expressive vocabulary of young Cantonese speakers noun or verb dominated?en_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0300-4430&volume=175&issue=3&spage=215&epage=227&date=2005&atitle=Is+the+expressive+vocabulary+of+young+Cantonese+speakers+noun+or+verb+dominated?en_HK
dc.identifier.emailTse, SK: sktse@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailLi, H: huili@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1080/0300443042000244028en_HK
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