A database for semantic, grammatical and frequency properties of the first words acquired by Italian children. Database: CFV-lexvar.xls
The Database CFVlexvar.xls includes imageability, frequency and grammatical properties of the first words acquired by Italian children. For each of 519 words that are known by children aged 18?30 months (taken from the Italian version of the "MacArthur Communicative Development Inventory" by Caselli & Casadio, 1995), new values of imageability are provided and values for age of acquisition, child written frequency, adult written and spoken frequency are included. In the paper, correlations among variables are discussed, also dividing the words into grammatical categories. The results show that early acquired words have imageable referents, they are frequently used in the texts read and written by elementary school children, and are frequent in the adult written and spoken language. Nouns are earlier acquired and more imageable than both verbs and adjectives. The composition in grammatical categories of the child's first vocabulary reflects the composition of the adult vocabulary.
Variabili psicolinguistiche associate alle prime parole apprese dai bambini italiani
Rinaldi, P., Barca, L., & Burani, C. (2004). A database for semantic, grammatical and frequency properties of the first words acquired by Italian children. Database: CFV-lexvar.xls