Acquisituion of word-formation in preschool age Cover Image

Osvojovanie si slovotvorby v predškolskom veku
Acquisituion of word-formation in preschool age

Author(s): Katarína Drozdová
Subject(s): Language acquisition
Published by: Vydavateľstvo Prešovskej univerzity v Prešove
Keywords: language development;word-formation;preschool years;

Summary/Abstract: Word-formation motivation is an important systemic component that produces naming unitsstored in the Slovak language lexicon. Motivated naming units represent 80% of the Slovak language lexicon and almost all naming units are part of the relationships within word-formation motivation. When a child acquires the Slovak language as its mother tongue, it simultaneously acquires the principles of word-formation motivation. In this article I describe the methods, process and results of an observation of spontaneous communication between children aged from 3 to 5. Having subsequently selected the motivated naming units on the basis of word-formation processes and their linguistic analysis I evaluate the ratio between the motivated and non-motivated naming units of the analysed utterances and the individual word-formation parameters. The latter show tendencies emerging from acquiring word-formation motivation which may be used as basis for further study and may also be a means for identifying and stimulating of speech in pre-school education.

  • Issue Year: VIII/2020
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 66-81
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Slovak