Lexical input to young children from extremely poor comminities in Argentina: Effects of a home literacy program
ROSERMBERG, C. R.; STEIN, A.; BORZONE, A. M.
Journal of Early Childhood Research
SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC
Año: 2011 vol. 9 p. 36 - 52
The study analyzes the lexical properties of the linguistic context that children from marginalized urban neighbourhoods from Buenos Aires, Argentina, are exposed to in the literacy situations generated by an at home early literacy program. The analysis is focused on the comparison of the vocabulary that these children are exposed to daily with the characteristics of the lexical surround in the literacy settings induced by the implementation of the program. Results showed that literacy situations provided children with an enriched lexical input: a higher amount of word tokens and word types, and more unfamiliar words that represented phenomena, properties or actions not directly observable. Publicación indexada en: British Education Index, ChildData, Contents Pages in Education, Educational Administration Abstracts, Educational Research Abstracts Online, Family and Society Studies Worldwide (FSSW), Family Index, Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts, National Literacy Trust Website.