Names of Toys in the Early Vocabulary of Mongolian Children and their Relation to Gender

Ankhbayar Batsuuri, Nansalmaa Nyamjav

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This article is devoted to a very up-to-date area of linguistic research–linguistic gender. More specifically, it pays special attention to how gender linked language effects are revealed in the names of toys in the overall production of Mongolian child language by distinguishing the main stages of children’s linguistic development as well as gender acquisition. In a broader sense, this aspect of child development is supposed to bring us one step closer to better understand the interaction between biology and environment.

 


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Child language, linguistic gender, toys, gender and language, gender acquisition, noun-verb bias in L1

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