A compilation, classification, and comparison of lists of spontaneous speaking vocabulary of children in kindergarten, Grade I, Grade II, and Grade III
Dempsey, Kathryn J.
McDermott, Joan M.
Nye, Patricia A.
Tannenbaum, Susan B.
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Language development has been studied for many years. The beginning vocabularies are easy to count ana record. As tne child grows and moves about, his speaking vocabulary increases very rapidly. Some estimates suggest that a minimum speaking vocabulary at six years would include three thousand words. New words have come into children's speaking vocabularies as a result of modern technology since World War II. Lists of spontaneous vocabulary furnish material for teachers and text book writers. The purpose of this study is to analyze two lists recorded in 1954 and 1955. An attempt has been made to classify the new list. The lists were compared with three existing lists, Rinsland, International Kindergarten Union and Gates.
Thesis (Ed.M.)--Boston University