publication . Article . 2013

Remembering New Words: Integrating Early Memory Development into Word Learning

Erica H Wojcik;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2013 Journal: Frontiers in Psychology, volume 4 (issn: 1664-1078, eissn: 1664-1078, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
Abstract
In order to successfully acquire a new word, young children must learn the correct associations between labels and their referents. For decades, word-learning researchers have explored how young children are able to form these associations. However, in addition to learning label-referent mappings, children must also remember them. Despite the importance of memory processes in forming a stable lexicon, there has been little integration of early memory research into the study of early word learning. After discussing what we know about how young children remember words over time, this paper reviews the infant memory development literature as it relates to early wor...
Subjects
free text keywords: Review Article, Psychology, language development, memory consolidation, memory retrieval, BF1-990, memory encoding, memory and learning, word learning, memory development
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publication . Article . 2013

Remembering New Words: Integrating Early Memory Development into Word Learning

Erica H Wojcik;