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|Subject:||Compiling/computing known lexicons by age/education|
|Question:||One of my acquaintances has a PhD in Linguistics; however, he's not available to answer my questions at this time. How do linguists (and others?) find out how many words different groups (distinguished by age and education) know? Thank you! Sincerely and respectfully, Dave Tozier email@example.com|
|Reply:||One standardised test used for assessing child vocabularies is the CDI (MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventories). It relies on parental/caregiver questionnaires about number and use of child words, and it is available in several languages. The CDI site is here: http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/cdi/ Madalena|
|Reply From:||Madalena Cruz-Ferreira click here to access email|