ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Word Formation StrategySubscribe to Word Formation Strategy

How We Learn Words

Conventional wisdom suggests that children acquire complex words from simple words and treat words as an assemblage of segmented meanings. Through examples, the author suggests that word formation strategies do not follow this rule; words are bidirectionally related and this has important consequences for pedagogy.
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