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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
wryryt@yahoo.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
 
Date: 11-Jan-2013
 
Other Replies:
  1. Re: Compiling/computing known lexicons by age/education    Nancy J. Frishberg     (11-Jan-2013)
  2. Re: Compiling/computing known lexicons by age/education    Geoffrey Richard Sampson     (11-Jan-2013)

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