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When children learn new words they store information about the sounds in the word and the word's meaning.

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We used word learning data from a large, diverse group of children to test several theories about what is stored in memory for new words.


This paper represents a large group effort over the past decade to study working memory and word learning in children.

Tiffany Hogan

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This page is a summary of: The Structure of Word Learning in Young School-Age Children, Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research, May 2020, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), DOI: 10.1044/2020_jslhr-19-00186.
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