Categorization and meaning of lexical units in language ontogenesis Cover Image

Kategorizácia a význam lexikálnych jednotiek v ontogenéze reči
Categorization and meaning of lexical units in language ontogenesis

Author(s): Katarína Vužňáková
Subject(s): Language acquisition, Psycholinguistics, Cognitive linguistics
Published by: Vydavateľstvo Prešovskej univerzity v Prešove
Keywords: semantics;meaning of words;category;cognition;language acquisition;

Summary/Abstract: The object of the paper is to examine the acquisition of the meaning of words, specifically the formation of language categorization by children aged three to six years, that is before entering school. The research is part of the grant project Implicit Language Skills of a Child of Younger School Age 1/0353/18, the aim of which is to describe pre-concepts of language skills of children at the beginning of younger school age. The paper deals with a description and results of qualitative research– piloting based on methods of observation and elicitation, which aims to monitor the semantic interpretation and categorization of selected lexical units through linguistic and non-linguistic activities on an available sample of Slovak-speaking preschool children. The pictorial method is used to collect data and cognitive linguistics approaches are basis for interpretation.

  • Issue Year: VIII/2020
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 43-65
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: Slovak